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A Light Before Dying (Dark Humor) - Poem by John F. McCullagh

She had been through so much,
Still, the cancer had spread
Now six weeks into treatment
She's confined to her bed. 

My wife's been a smoker
since she turned sixteen.
Through the years we were married
and the years in between.

Now though she breathes
like a fish brought to shore.
her long term addiction
had her craving one more.

Who am I to judge her
or deny her last wish.
She is not getting better,
I've no heart to resist.

I gave her the smokes
she had long put away
I gave her the lighter
and sought out her ash tray.

A tremendous explosion ripped
through our first floor.
It indeed had proved fatal
her request for one more.

on purpose or accident
I can't judge her intent
in choosing to smoke
in her oxygen tent.
 


Comments about A Light Before Dying (Dark Humor) by John F. McCullagh

  • Gold Star - 211,570 Points Chinedu Dike (9/26/2019 11:21:00 PM)

    A tragic tale told in eloquent finesse. Really an insightful rendition written with clarity of thought and mind. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 8,471 Points Bernard Snyder (4/2/2019 1:29:00 PM)

    Lol. Hope this isn't true. Sorry if it did. But oh so funny! (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 46,995 Points Spock The Vegan (5/11/2017 7:47:00 AM)

    Sad, if true. I've known people who died of smoking related illnesses. But who am I to judge emotions. Nice rhymes! (Report) Reply

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