Twisted up in a trap of I.V.s,
she withered and withered away.
Disease stole her lively light
from the sickbed where she lay.
A month before she perished,
I think she might have said,
"I know that I am dying, sure,
but dying's not the same as dead."
Buddy Holly reference, anyone?
© 2014 littleblueraccoon
Have you read e. e. cumming's dying is fine (but death ? You really must. It contrasts death vs. dying, which I had never considered up until a year ago. I'd had to have a cumming's fan explain to me what was going on, but once he explained that it was separating the concept of death as a permanent ending, as constructed by society, and dying by means of perishing only to be recycled, as found in nature, it made a lot of sense.
I haven't! Is it a poem? It sounds pretty cool. I thought about it the other day (despite how morbid the topic is), how some people die quickly and others just slowly suffer and wither away. Different highways, same destination: they both die, but how they get there is what varies.
Thank you so much!
Yup, that's what the poem is called! dying is fine (but death Oh cumming's and his weird grammatical marks...
I don't really think contemplating death and dying is morbid. It's almost sad that dying has to have such a negative connotation to it when it is a natural part of life. Of course, I reject death as much as someone who's lactose intolerant rejects ice cream. I'm scared of death, have been probably since I was 12. It's definitely a mature topic - one no one likes to talk about! For me, I think of being morbid as being fixated on the details of death: rotting, decomposing, murder, etc.
As always, you leave me to say wow.
...Oh. My. God! This is so...so beautiful. Never was it meant to be, for God to hurt the fragrent she.
Gave me the shivers. This is absolutely beautiful.
Wow, this is amazing
*has no idea on the reference, but likes this very much*
The end! I adore the end! I'm feeling emotion now... Not entirely sure why it affected me that much, but it does.
LOVE IT! Hate IVs, but I LOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!
Ugh, ikr? IVs suck so badly. Thanks!
i very much like this