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Friday, 27 May 2011

A Chance At Life



A Chance At Life 

I sat with tubes of red coming in and out of veins 
A ritual to endure, if in life I was to remain,
A life of weakness and lethargy,
Conversing with others almost like a zombie.
Thanking god for advances in technology 
Forget-me-not - Myosotis sylvatica
He lay only alive because of machines, 
Bloods and tissues positively  matched and screened.
One family mourns, cries and grieves,
One family smiles relieved at the reprieve. 
Thanking god for advances in technology
Forget-me-not - Myosotis sylvatica
The donor may be gone from earthly plains 
Thou he and his brave family have allowed me to remain
For both families he is in our hearts 
He has let my life happily restart
Thank god for his  ideology 
Forget-me-not - Myosotis sylvatica
Thank You !








31 comments:

  1. ...One family mourns, cries and grieves,
    One family smiles relieved at the reprieve."

    Wow. Really, the whole poem is quite moving.

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  2. smiles. thank god for those willing to give up organs to give life to another...same line as margaret really caught my attention, both sides of the equation....

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  3. this was moving kez - i once read an article about a woman who received a new heart and she described the waiting and the hoping...tears

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  4. This one really got to me, Kez. It took me to the experience of dialysis, part of my life for a while prior to receiving a transplant. God bless those who are willing to give the gift of life to others. (my first novel deals with this experience). Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Machines can often be seen as cold, not human; but your poem is a reminder of the goodness behind them.

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  6. This is moving. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. bless all,
    what a tribe,
    Thanks for sharing.
    :)

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  8. Such a touching poem. Your submissions both really tug at the heart strings!

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  9. Hey Kez - is this true for you? Me too...nice poem

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  10. What a wonderful tribute poem - a different slant/subject than you usually see. I love how you caught both sides of the equation - the ones who lost a loved one and the one who gained a life.

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  11. This was a very moving poem and interestingly the exact opposite view of technology that I posed in my poem this week. Thank you for that, I often need reminding that not all is bad in the world.

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  12. Fantastic! Totally love the use of forget-me-not picture as well... perfect. Wonderful post. :] xx

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  13. A tribute to the donor and a show of appreciation for another chance at life. The tragic conflict of grief fuelling happiness. Beautiful. :)

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  14. Hmmm. I work for the blood bank. The issue is close to me. I myself am an organ donor and can't really comprehend those who aren't, though I try. I do encourage my children to be donors...organs, blood, marrow. What have we but ourselves to give?

    Nice consideration for two sides of a storm!

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  15. A touching and heart felt poem beautiful

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  16. Fantastic write! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Oh.. This was so .. touching. I know physical pain.. and I know what you have written about. Take care,. Bless ya and R.I.P the departed soul.

    Puplumages is Purvi :)
    I am from ~
    http://puplumages.wordpress.com/2011/05/27/laments-on-the-loss-of-love/

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  18. beautiful. hope you reach your goal of donating for the cause.

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  19. Thanks for sharing your piece. The description truly touches me and the chance at life has been captured aptly!

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  20. Love it- especially the last stanza.

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  21. This poem is very poignant. I wrote a lot of poetry pre transplant and a few post. This has inspired me to pop along to Poetry Pals...I will share your link on my blog today xx

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  22. Very powerful, packs a punch and really made me think.
    Lovely writing.

    Thank you :)

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  23. Beautiful poem, Kez. And, a worthy endeavor. God bless you!

    http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2011/11/20/precious-moments/

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  24. deeply written and touching!

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  25. moving, inspiring. lovely read

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  26. I'd like to commend you on the inspiring piece and work you do toward kidney research and awareness. Blessings.

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  27. Beautiful. Thank you for commenting on my blog. My husband is doing really well with his transplant. His kidney and pancreas are doing well. Our family will be praying for you as you wait for a new match.

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