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 Don't Smoke. If You Do, Stop It. Now. tony parsons        (More) 8/21/2014
 The visit George_Martin        (More) 8/21/2014
 The Life He Lived Sandina        (More) 8/16/2014
 Cobalt Blue tony parsons        (More) 8/14/2014
 Returning Home FlowGee        (More) 8/12/2014
 In the Twinkling of the Eye dolores39        (More) 8/11/2014
  DEATH HEAT truefeeling        (More) 8/10/2014
 Sweet memories Starlight1        (More) 8/9/2014
 a mother's tears amazingkate        (More) 8/7/2014
 EVERY HOUSE WHERE ECHOES LIVE OnePurpleCrayon        (More) 8/6/2014
 Love's Garden jaelynn        (More) 8/5/2014
 BRUSH 'WAY THE SHROUD OnePurpleCrayon        (More) 8/4/2014
 Ever Longing Light nitehawk        (More) 8/4/2014
 Signed with a Tear nitehawk        (More) 8/1/2014
 A NEW DAY DAWNS WiseAngel        (More) 7/31/2014
 Love Tasted nitehawk        (More) 7/31/2014
 premonition moon spirit        (More) 7/30/2014
 Of Hope and Despair nitehawk        (More) 7/29/2014
 Wildflowers of love Starlight1        (More) 7/26/2014
 Letter Nine to a Friend of Mine Desert Knave        (More) 7/26/2014
 The Hot Rod Scare Crow assisi        (More) 7/21/2014
 Turning to a desert… Mark Heathcote        (More) 7/20/2014
 why don't we get it? norma okun        (More) 7/19/2014
 Missing You s Vaughan        (More) 7/19/2014
 Turn Away riki_ryme        (More) 7/15/2014
 Broken Sandra Nadeau        (More) 7/12/2014
 Undying Grief pamschwetz        (More) 7/12/2014
 Morning glory, my angel mercygray        (More) 7/10/2014
 My First Christmas Without You eeyore022382        (More) 7/9/2014
 A Letter To My Mom In Heaven eeyore022382        (More) 7/9/2014

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Don't Smoke. If You Do, Stop It. Now.

They murmurred, I remembered that stark day
the quality of light, as through a glass
and brightly, though my colors were all gray
when he passed

The tumors in his lungs began to burst.
The nurses suctioned blood thorough gurgled breath.
That gasping was the worst of it and death
then seemed a blessing
not a curse.

She said 'I clicked that button, again, again, again
and hoped the morphine shock would bring an end.'

And I said - 'You didn't kill him - you just tried
to make it easier.' And we both cried.

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