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My Friend, Death

February 1, 2014
By Canadotas PLATINUM, Harrisonburg, Virginia
Canadotas PLATINUM, Harrisonburg, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
“As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it.” --Albert Einstein


He waits for me
Under his dark cloak of time
I see him smiling
Inviting me.

I first saw him three years ago
He appeared in my reflection
My friends, my family, my grades and hobbies
He was everywhere.

I turned and found him in medication bottles
Knives and blades
He waited at the bottoms of bridges
Smiling up at me as my feet began to slip

I saw him on Jon’s arms
The attempt of joining him marked by scars
And the cloaked man’s grasp
Leaving streaks of regret

I saw him on my doctor’s face
As he told me to get surgery
And said those dreadful words
“You have cancer”

I saw him in the hospital
While being fed his pleasure in chemotherapy
His own face so close to mine
His fingers on my throat

My inhales are his exhales
I stare into his empty eyes
The things he has seen, souls he has collected
I would not be one of them

I have seen him too many times
In sixteen years, he has longed for me
And each time I see him beckoning
I smile and walk away



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wordtea GOLD said...
on Feb. 15 2014 at 2:52 am
wordtea GOLD, Delhi, Other
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Favorite Quote:
'All men shall die.'- A Clash of Kings
'We accept the love we think we deserve.'- The Perks of Being a Wallflower
'Sometimes people are beautiful. Not in looks. Not in what they say. Just in what they are.'- The Book Thief

I just read this and I'm crying. This is perfect, and a very beautiful poem. Thank you so much for writing this.

on Feb. 9 2014 at 12:22 am
PineWildfires SILVER, Charlestown, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
-Abraham Lincoln

Very beautiful for such  gloomy topic. I absolutely love it. :D 

on Feb. 6 2014 at 6:32 pm
Icithra PLATINUM, Arlington, Massachusetts
26 articles 0 photos 46 comments

Favorite Quote:
The wastebasket is a writer's best friend. ~Isaac Bashevis Singer

Your title just grabbed my eye, and then your poetry pulled me in further. Great job!