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Below is the poem entitled LET ME NOT TO DEATH, BLEED which was written by poet Neethu Roy. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The window panes are brightly lit, The rays enter my room with grit. Their target, my eyes shut tight, I turn over; my response to the light. The room turns into an oyster; a gem, Sleep now hanging just by the hem. My sleep, it is gone, all too sudden, Welcoming the day, I start to redden. Finally I’m off the bed; on the floor, My arms too weak, too sore. I stretch my body, I strengthen up I look at my hair, Uhh! a messy lump… My French window… God, I’m in love! It’s my morning beauty… my dove. The coffee still hot, wisps in the air Reaching with grace I take it with care. Sipping the delight into my balcony, I see my street, somehow too melancholy. Birds chirping on the trees, the breeze Kissing my hair, I take it all in with ease. Leaning on the railing I cry, I plead Today, Lord, let me not to death, bleed I need to count my days, my moments, I tried but sorry, the doctor laments. The big C has got hold of the volcano… It will no longer gush, it’s too late, oh no. I can see the day, feel the morning Without a trace of regret, not weeping. I have but mornings such as these To wish my time would forever freeze.

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  1. Date: 7/14/2013 10:24:00 PM
    Neethu, congrats on your win. stopping by to say good night. LOVE *LINDA

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 10:06:00 PM
    , Congratulations, with your awesome winning poem. ;-) Enjoy my latest blog if you like. Always loving and enjoying the soup ~ SKAT ~

  1. Date: 8/10/2012 1:32:00 PM
    Lovely write!