Scheduled Maintenance and Read-Only ModeScheduled Maintenance and Read-Only Mode15 hours ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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The DonerThe Doner 7/27/15The Doner18 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
I've had a good life.
I have no regrets.
It''s time for me to die.
What will be my legacy?
These are things I wonder.
How will I be remembered?
Who will mourn me?
Have I done enough?
Did I appreciate the air I breathe?
So I made a decision.
A choice of the heart.
When I die I will donate
parts of me.
Parts I hold dear.
If in the future I can be helpful
to someone who is without - that will
be my purpose.
My corneas, which helped me view beauty
and ugliness in this world.
I will give to someone who can't see.
Maybe they have been blind all their
life or maybe it's new and it kills them.
If I can give them a glimpse of what
I saw then I will die with a grin on my face.
My lungs ( although I had asthma and suffered
occasionally when I was young ) could
breathe new life into a child or
a person with emphysema.
Maybe they will be thankful for a second chance.
And finally my heart. Which now beats faster
knowing my fate. I don't wish to die.
But the cancer is coursing throu
-Insightful Arrival----Insightful Arrival-11 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
A pale green Squishy by the name of Cite quietly pushed the twin doors leading to the observation deck on the top floor of Kalmari hospital. He took a quick peek and saw a figure sitting in the middle of the room- it was the same figure he saw earlier that day when he first arrived. The little Squishy was actually quite interested in him since he never saw anyone like him back in his old town. Contemplating his thoughts, the pale squid decided to silently enter the room so he could get a closer look at the winged creature.
Bate never like going to the hospital. In fact, he hated it with a passion. The only thing that made each stay bearable was the top deck. The large windows were perfect for cloud gazing in the evening, and star gazing at night. Since it was rare that anyone came to the top floor, Bate highly enjoyed coming up here when he could. The elder cont