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Below is the poem entitled Dying which was written by poet Paul James. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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When they told me I am dying, 
I thought: I must turn out the light; 
Before things get too bad, 
I must turn it out myself. 

Now, too weak to reach the switch, 
I am a slave to slow torture, 
Never knowing when it will end.

Copyright © Paul James

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  1. Date: 4/24/2011 1:00:00 PM
    Paul ;-) CONGRATULATIONS!! on your poem being featured this week, hope your enjoying your Easter Sunday. Take care and have a nice one,..p.d

  1. Date: 4/24/2011 11:23:00 AM
    Many congrats on your featured piece this week Paul Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 4/19/2011 7:40:00 AM
    Sad to know that when is sooner than one thought...Congratulations on your poem being featured this week,Paul. I hope it is fiction! Lovingly, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 4/18/2011 12:48:00 PM
    Congratulations onyour poem being featured this week, Paul

  1. Date: 10/11/2009 9:35:00 AM
    I'm so sorry, Paul. Keep writing. Kim