Beating Souls

May 30, 2012
By starsatnight SILVER, West Linn, Oregon
starsatnight SILVER, West Linn, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed." -Ernest Hemingway

A swallow chick falls from the apple tree
The mother cries above
I kneel down to lift her up and together we fly to heaven
she goes right through but I remain

A king lays dying in his bed
his family stands a-waiting
I drink the tears they shed
and unlock his beating soul

You may feel the shiver of my breath
sense the footprints I leave behind
heavy with the hearts of many
though with none to call my own

The author's comments:
Sometimes a certain thought or idea comes to you, and you have to jot it down before you forget it, right? Well, this is what eventually evolved from what I wrote down. Death isn't something to fear, quite the opposite. Too many people cling to life nowadays, fearing their last breath. 80% of all Americans die in a hospital, connected to machines that drag on their life. When I die, I don't want it to be that way. I want to die at home, the natural way, surrounded by family members and loved ones. Thoughts?

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