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Published: August 25, 2017
We play with death
With every breath we take
Each syllable
We speak
She listens closely

We sleep with death
And wake under her watch
So patient
In certainty
She readies her embrace

She draws closer
To disappear again
Teasing
Innate fears
Buried deep within

Did you have a life
Worth crying after
Did you have a time
Worth fighting for?

Did you love
At least once and fully
Did you find yourself
The one beneath it all?

We walk with death
The path matters little
One life
Ten lives
No number would suffice
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I hurt myself again today..... Why? You ask me. What's wrong? I can not tell you what I do not know, my friend. I have friends, I have family, I am in love and he loves me..... Blade or bruise, Cut and confront, What comes out from my skin I confront, From skin that no longer holds itself together, Like i'm struggling to do..... Why,you ask me? I can not tell you what I do not know, my friend. I have friends and I have family, I am in love and he loves me..... The only thing left to think is that I enjoy it..... The sudden pain as the blade bites through my flesh, as the fire burns my skin. (Why else dangle fingers in fla
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I started writing this about a week ago while waiting for my biopsy results. In face of possible cancer, I've been thinking a lot about death and how it's the only certain thing in our lives. Yet somehow we strive so hard to ignore its inevitability. My results came back negative (although some precancerous cells need to be removed from my body) but still, I have to wonder - how long before death comes for me too? Is the state of dying something we should actively explore through learning about experiences of others?

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I hurt.....
I hurt myself again today..... Why? You ask me. What's wrong? I can not tell you what I do not know, my friend. I have friends, I have family, I am in love and he loves me..... Blade or bruise, Cut and confront, What comes out from my skin I confront, From skin that no longer holds itself together, Like i'm struggling to do..... Why,you ask me? I can not tell you what I do not know, my friend. I have friends and I have family, I am in love and he loves me..... The only thing left to think is that I enjoy it..... The sudden pain as the blade bites through my flesh, as the fire burns my skin. (Why else dangle fingers in fla
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This was very hard-hitting and poignant. I really loved reading it.

Death scares us, and I think that's why we ignore it. We cling to our daily routines because they keep us safe, but eventually we all succumb to death. That's what my poem "Leaving the Cemetery" is about. 
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I liked your poem!
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Thank you! :hug:
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Thanks, what you said after reading it is totally true. Glad that you feel like you have things and people in your life to live for. 
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Thank god it was not a cancer!

Lovely work! Heart 
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thank you very much. 
RoseyTiger's avatar
I'm glad it wasn't cancerous. I think about death a lot too.
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in what way? are you afraid of it? 
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I hope you feel better :heart:
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ElendurwenHobbyist General Artist
thank you.. not yet as I am still very anxious about the procedure to remove the abnormal cells as it is going to be done under general anaesthesia. completely letting go of my mind scares me a lot
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Doesn't it to everyone? I know I'm just as terrified!
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I wish I was like some people who enjoy letting go and feeling strange. I used to be like that. 
What do you do when you are really scared of something but you have to go through it?
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I'm still trying to figure that out. I like change, so it's not new things that worry me, but no longer being myself. I like warm baths and showers though. And writing. 
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ElendurwenHobbyist General Artist
yes, I am like you. Thank you. 
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aquagirl7Professional Writer
It's best to acknowledge and understand death than to ignore it. I'm glad you're doing okay. Heart 
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ElendurwenHobbyist General Artist
thank you ;) 
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JCSolis01Hobbyist Writer
Your sole guarantee, even before you are born, is to die.
This is a fate that everything from the top of society downwards faces. It's such an interesting topic - our own deaths. We don't know when we will die, how we will die, or even if our death's after effects. You may be dead and live in some afterlife (that is, if you believe in religion) or nothingness, but you still cause influencial consequences even after you die.

You may be mourned. You may have a task yet to complete. You may even have a family to leave behind. And Death will forever keep you from those after affects.

At least, that's what I believe.
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It's interesting how many people concentrate on the influence they cause during their life or by their death. Why do they matter? They do not affect you after death so why care? Is it the fear of not mattering at all that makes people think how they affect others? Or is it something else?
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JCSolis01Hobbyist Writer
I think it's due to human human attachment and grievance. While it's it's true that we probably won't give an f once we're dead, but those last moments of death are what we are afraid of. What our legacy will be like. What is it that we leave behind.

I know that some people are probably kicking themselves before they die because of things they did or didn't do. Things that could have been. Things that were never meant to be. It kind of like the conception that you relive your entire life in your final moments of life.
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yes I agree with you - it is those last moments that can become "heaven" or "hell" (to put it in a Christian terminology). That's why I think somebody should prepare us for the final moments, to appreciate them for what they are. A good look at yourself. It should really be the most important spiritual experience of your life. With fear, it becomes wasted. 
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emilywritesProfessional Writer
very true. 
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