Michael Philips

Persistent Vegetative State - Poem by Michael Philips

This is how I want my life to end
Hooked up to a prison sentence
With the phone lines down
And machines treading water for me

This is what I want
When death has already taken my spirit
When death has already taken my song
Promise me you’ll keep the heat on
In the empty house

Please force me to keep living
In such a condition.
I know your cruelty is a sign of love

Comments about Persistent Vegetative State by Michael Philips

  • (4/3/2005 4:55:00 PM)

    Can someone point me in the direction of the Humane Society?

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  • (4/3/2005 9:10:00 AM)

    Pulled straight from the headlines! Nice! (Report)Reply

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  • (4/3/2005 8:15:00 AM)

    This could be understood in different ways.
    I think it may be a bit tasteless to post it now.
    But, perhaps you were talking about the Pope.
    Someone said he was much more valuable as a human being.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 3, 2005

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