Is Life Worth Living? Poem by Clyde King

Is Life Worth Living?

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Is life worth living?
Ask the young man with Lou
Gehrig's disease who clings to life
With a tenacious will.
Ask the young woman with
Stage four breast cancer
Throwing up in a bed pan
After her chemotherapy.
Ask the sixty something man
Waiting for a liver transplant.
Ask the weeping mother as she
Holds her newborn baby with a
Defective heart that has a 20%
Chance of living.
Ask the combat veteran whose
Legs, arms, and eyes were blown
Away by a landmine.
Ask them, then ask me.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Chinedu Dike 18 April 2021

Very powerfully and movingly penned, with clarity of thought and mind.

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Clyde King 28 December 2020

Thank you David.

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David Wood 28 December 2020

We all cling to life, there is nothing else.

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Varsha M 27 December 2020

I understand life is very painful for them all.....next to impossible....so those who have the privilege to live well should make it a blessing

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Clyde King 28 December 2020

I've known others suffering like that who never give up hope.

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Clyde King

Clyde King

San Antonio, Texas
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