Billy Loving

The Sitter - Poem by Billy Loving

Slowly wasting away
Returning to his chair everyday
Cancer eating away inside
Death soon to be his bride

Telling tales of days long gone
As the clock ticks ominously along
On a face so gaunt and thin
Sometimes a playful grin

Cuddled in morphine's embrace
A distant look upon his face
Periods of lucidity return
From this old man so much to learn

Together daily we sit
Filled with inevitability, no need to fret
Awaiting that final breathe
A goodbye, all that's left

Till then we make quite a pair
As he sits their in his chair
This frail old man and me
A different world through his eyes I see

Topic(s) of this poem: life and death

Form: Couplet

Comments about The Sitter by Billy Loving

  • Wes Vogler (12/8/2015 1:49:00 AM)

    Couldn't do it. I would be off and away. Others of greater sentiment can handle it. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 25, 2015

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