Waiting for peace

My heart breaks for those

in care homes

sitting patiently

waiting to die


Sometimes remembering

who you are

sometimes silently crying


You wait with them

day by day


When you look into their eyes

there is nothing there

no fear, no desperation

and above all, no hope


In-between doses of morphine

when the pain makes them scream

they beg to die


You love them so much

you wish they would die

"Please, please a little extra morphine

let my mother die

I love her."


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Dave Caplan

Wed 16th Jan 2019 01:18

Thank you all for your kind words.
I will be slowly exploring the corners of your mind, looking for crumbs of discarded light.

<Deleted User> (16837)

Mon 14th Jan 2019 22:56

Sad reality in many cases. When hope dies everything else just does not matter. Mercy killing is just not the solution, as i think.
Soul stirring poem. 100/100.

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Mon 14th Jan 2019 21:13

Very powerful x


Mon 14th Jan 2019 21:06

When my Mother was in hospital that is exactly what I did...
I asked, and silently with a nod shusssh they replied.

Great poem well written my friend

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Brian Maryon

Mon 14th Jan 2019 19:41

I believe we should be able to choose the time of our departure. I don't want to have an undignified end.

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lisa donohoe

Mon 14th Jan 2019 19:24

Such a touching yet heartbreaking poem of utter truth.. Well done ?

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