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Last Request
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By Dale Jordan Heath
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Last Request

 

If ever my life is a graph upon the screen
suspended by drips of hope,
metered by hissing machines~
if my indigo gaze and expression stays the same,
you have my permission~
take the life-line from my vein.

If the indignity of disease leaves
a tenuous sheath upon my brittle frame,
and the laughter of my days is gone~
then let me go.

Don't preserve me in your selfishness,
disregard the pulse of confusion.
When all is undone,
tranquility will be my status.
Don't be ashamed;
unhook the apparatus,

and wait ____________________________


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Submitted: Wednesday, August 21, 2002

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 7, 2006

About the Poet
I am a Christan mother, grandmother, wife, aspiring poet, and owner of a bed and breakfast with my husband of 37 years. I love to create an ambience of serenity in my home. I love soft music, the sounds of the birds in my yard, the whir of the ceiling fans,... Time has passed since the first time I wrote my Poet Bio...it has been three years now....in that time my life has changed drastically. We lost our beloved youngest child, our only son, to suicide. It has been devastating...shaking my faith to its core but not destroying it. I have not been inspired to write for quite some time now. I pray that I will be able to emerge from this pain and write with a new passion about my journey. Until that time I ask for prayers and that God will continue to speak to me and give me the peace that passes all understanding.


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