Dying Slowly

If I’d been the thief on the cross
Dying next to Jesus last Friday
Today I’d be in His paradise
Instead of hanging here still
Dying a little each day

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Decided to share this melancholy poem as a postcard to the other side for De’s dVerse Poets Pub prompt today. Instead of a “wish you were here” it’s kind of a “wish I was there” postcard.

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31 responses to “Dying Slowly

  1. “dying a little each day” so powerful…
    a well-written, eye welling poem

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  2. How we wish we were there indeed… beautifully poignant, Linda.

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  3. Nice. We’re all hanging in there

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  4. Ouch. That dying to self, inch-by-inch. Painfully familiar and oh-so-tedious.

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  5. Easter brought out your muse, I think. πŸ˜‰ Everything will turn out all right…
    these days are difficult for many.

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  6. Powerful poem and metaphor.

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  7. dying a bit each day, there is an unsettling truth in these words.

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  8. True enough poem. Mournful voice is perfect for this lament. Until then….

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  9. this was a beautiful poem of longing and hope to be in the arms of everlasting love with a heart so full of faith

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  10. Took my breath away. Perfect!

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  11. Sounds as if written from the depths of despair. I’m sorry.

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  12. Melancholy indeed, but very simply and well written.

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  13. Nice “wish I were there” postcard.

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  14. Ah, Linda. But you have faith.

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  15. Oh, a very unusual and touching Easter postcard, Linda.

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  16. A very moving take on the prompt Linda – postcards can express wishes in every direction xxx

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  17. Love your take on this postcard poem, Linda!

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  18. Oh I like this one . . .feel it ! Thank you!

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  19. Oh, Linda. This is poignant, touching, and so so sad.
    So well done.

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