Daniel Nairn

Rookie (Bellevue, Nebraska)

If– - Poem by Daniel Nairn

If–death–is such a good thing, then–
Why do people go horribly wrong before
Takes them?
They can't move
Their speech mumbles
Slobber and drool and pee
Muscles dead
Skin ugly with wrinkles
Not to mention the drooping face
And a mind darkened by thoughts of
Death and–
Bodily functions ceasing.
Why must they go through torture before rest? And–is it rest–they head toward? What if it
God, don't put him through this!
He'll suffer in HELL later–anyway.
Must I watch him
Must she live with
Must he live in

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  • (5/6/2006 10:18:00 PM)

    The question that has lasted as long as time. A deep write.

    Patricia Gale
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 6, 2006

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