RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Gold Star - 118,541 Points (October 6,1950 / New Jersey)

Stepping Into Death's Corridor - Poem by RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Standing on the precipice of an ending here on earth,
ready to step into death's darkest corridor, unafraid
of doing so.

Yet not wanting my sons, grandchildren, family and
friends to be left saddened by my loss, not wanting
to put them through that intense pain and suffering.

Wanting to protect them from it, thinking of many
possibilities, trying to find solutions, but in the
end there is nothing to be done.

For when we end there's nothing more we can do to
protect those we love from our final passing from
life to death.

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Comments about Stepping Into Death's Corridor by RoseAnn V. Shawiak

  • Daniel Brick (5/20/2017 2:36:00 AM)


    This is a sobering poem. The sentiments you express, which include your love of family, are of the highest moral order. But there is a depth of purely human sorrow which completely absorbs the poem. This is a poem of resolution to act out of love and caring. But there is no denying the grief which must be lived through. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 19, 2017



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