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Fatal Illness
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By Rich Tassinari
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     Fatal Illness

By love, hope, and a hose,
He breathes and eats and sleeps,
But some don't think he knows
The company he keeps.

He has a rare disease
With no known wordly cure,
With little ill at ease,
They say he won't endure.

The state says he must die,
They have the final say,
Through them we must rely
On life for which they pay.

And so, they stopped his hose,
He briefly kept his breath,
Then left behind all those
Who live another death.

Rich Tassinari 4/28/18
For Alfie Evans and all those who believe in the sactity of life and our spiritual need to always be hopeful in the pursuit of saving life.


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Submitted: Sunday, April 29, 2018

Last Updated: Monday, April 30, 2018

About the Poet
Husband, father, grandfather, and each title is my joy. As a youth, poetry was a means to express the inexpressable. I was attracted to (and still am) the beauty and brevity of verse. All flows out from God, and like a proper prayer, can flow back.


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