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An Irony… And The Gift Of Life - Poem by Bill Galvin

So, World Kidney Day is March 12.

Too ironic is our story:
Deborah… my wife, partner, and friend,
Recently passed after 42 years as soulmates.
She suffered Lupus and its organ complications
Much of that time, and in 1996 needed dialysis.
Within a year, her brother Paul
Donated a perfect 6 marker match.
He did it when donor surgery was painful;
Unlike the comparative ease of today.
Doctors suggested a good 10 years,
But Deb kept good watch over The Gift,
And it lasted 17 years.
Another brother Charles asked to be tested,
And a follow-up transplant was to be done in 2013.
(Deb was well-loved in her family)
All was in ready. But, it was not to be.
In an absurd travesty, Deb acquired ALS.
She succumbed to it last February.
But, for the years of quality living she gained
From that first Gift of Life, she was forever grateful.
And we, friends and family, shared so much with her
Over that time, that would not have been possible
Without The Gift.
She hiked mountain and canyon trails;
Rode mountain bikes; camped in deep wilderness;
Canoed lakes and rivers;
Sang and loved and laughed;
Saw nieces and nephews grow to adulthood;
Shared stories of her travels and adventures;
And we got to enjoy her beautiful smile
And her lovely blue eyes
A few more glorious and eventful years.

Have no doubts about what a Gift of Life can do.

Oh, sorry… the Irony…

Deb’s birthday is March 12.

3-10-2015


Comments about An Irony… And The Gift Of Life by Bill Galvin

  • Gold Star - 11,678 Points Allotey Abossey (6/23/2015 12:52:00 AM)

    My condolences for your lose... Love never dies.. I can see that in your words.. Stay blessed (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 12,204 Points Bill Galvin (6/23/2015 10:38:00 AM)

    Love is all there is; my partner taught me so; I realize now how blessed I was and am.

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Poems About Irony

  1. 51. An Irony… And The Gift Of Life , Bill Galvin
  2. 52. Oh, Irony (Haiku) , William Blake Beckett
  3. 53. The Simple Irony , Ashish Chand
  4. 54. Death - The Irony , Goddy Nana Mens
  5. 55. An Irony Far Deeper Than You Know , Melissa Nikolova
  6. 56. The Irony In Life , Bironga Chadwick
  7. 57. Irony Of Life , Sulemana Adam
  8. 58. Irony He Wrote , Ima Ryma
  9. 59. Expression Eruption: Irony Of Lackluster , Vincent Onyeche
  10. 60. Irony Of Gist , Satish Verma
  11. 61. An Irony Real! , Ramesh T A
  12. 62. Irony Of Fate* , C. P. Sharma
  13. 63. Serenade In Irony , Ananta Madhavan
  14. 64. The Irony , Satish Verma
  15. 65. The Irony Of Life , Mihaela Pirjol
  16. 66. Lemony Irony , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  17. 67. The Irony Of Life (3) , RIC S. BASTASA
  18. 68. Satire, Humour & Irony , Bijay Kant Dubey
  19. 69. Irony , Abdul Wahab
  20. 70. Emptiness Is Both An Illusion And An Irony , RIC S. BASTASA
  21. 71. Irony , Morgan Michaels
  22. 72. The Irony Of Your Life , RIC S. BASTASA
  23. 73. The Irony Of Life And A Little More , M.D Dinesh Nair
  24. 74. The Irony Of Kedarnath , M.D Dinesh Nair
  25. 75. That Sadness That Irony And That Waste , RIC S. BASTASA
  26. 76. Irony Of Life , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  27. 77. Sharing Irony , Lawrence S. Pertillar
  28. 78. The Irony Of Our Absences... , RIC S. BASTASA
  29. 79. ~ Irony ~ , Aparna Chatterjee
  30. 80. # Irony # , Aparna Chatterjee
  31. 81. Galileo's Irony , Udaya R. Tennakoon
  32. 82. God Is - Irony , Liza Sud
  33. 83. Flesh Irony , Vincent Onyeche
  34. 84. The Irony Of You..... , RIC S. BASTASA
  35. 85. Irony , Nassy Fesharaki
  36. 86. Scenic Irony! , Dr.V.K. Kanniappan
  37. 87. Caricature, Humour And Irony In A.K.Rama.. , Bijay Kant Dubey
  38. 88. Sleep, Deep In Irony , Is It Poetry
  39. 89. Fundamental Of Liar Chapter Xxiv: Irony , Maria Sudibyo
  40. 90. Irony , RIC S. BASTASA
  41. 91. Irony , Romeo Della Valle
  42. 92. The Irony Of Immense Sunlight On A Dead-.. , Robert Rorabeck
  43. 93. Irony , gershon hepner
  44. 94. Irony , Satish Verma
  45. 95. The Irony Of Our Lives , Aldo Kraas
  46. 96. The Irony Of Time , Atef Ayadi
  47. 97. The Irony Of A Joke , Atef Ayadi
  48. 98. Spiritual Irony , Joseph James Breunig 3rd
  49. 99. Sublime Irony , Dan Brown
  50. 100. Irony , Walterrean Salley
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