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Why Did They Die

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Why Did They Die

Their deaths were pointless
In Pain in their own filth lay
Starved and deserted
Who cared, none could tell it seems
Not in war but hospital 

© 6/02/2013 ~GG~
 The Final report on our local hospital were 1000 patients died due to lack of care

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  1. Date: 2/8/2013 8:49:00 AM
    To die for something you believe in...is honorable, but to die needlessly...what can be more tragic than that. Thanks for sharing, Mandy! Also, thanks for your support a while back! It meant a lot to me! Hugs!

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 7:45:00 AM
    It is so sad when fellow humans become mere "cases" and are treated as "casualties", then such things happen. Well described in your poetry.

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 12:38:00 AM
    Dear Mandy, When Hippocrates’ oath is not respected and people see patients as objects to be exploited this what happens! We advance in technology and retrogress in humanity! Apart from that, it is an excellent poem and most of all it shows a person that really cares!

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 11:21:00 AM
    Very well expressed feelings about the apathy in the hospitals. Thanks for visiting my Tanka Hug Me and for your kind words, Mandy. Love -Mohammad

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 8:38:00 AM
    Very sad news of today's for civilized world. All people are not one, that's the problem. To make the world better, Government people is needed to be educated more ideally. Thanks for your comment. Loved always, bl

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 2/7/2013 10:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks bl and always a pleasure to read your work xx
  1. Date: 2/7/2013 8:30:00 AM
    that is so sad - the people responsible for taking care of us shouldn't neglect us! I like your comparison to war too - these people have no excuse!

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    Date: 2/7/2013 10:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi thanks Susan xx
  1. Date: 2/7/2013 8:13:00 AM
    hi my sweetest golden angel Mandy,,, thank you for sharing your care and so sad to know this careless things..and so sorry for those who died ...and thank you so much for your visit to my wall.. and about the poems.. i just think wanna start a new :) hugs and love..Sk <3 <3 <3

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 2/7/2013 10:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh glad you haven't gone sweetie we were getting worried about you xx
  1. Date: 2/7/2013 6:58:00 AM
    This is sad..Great work honoring those who died needlessly..Sara

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    Date: 2/7/2013 10:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Sara xx
  1. Date: 2/7/2013 4:07:00 AM
    first i would like to comment on this wonderful poetic statment, and it sure drives it home Mandy, i've never seen a Tanka Form of poetry this good, it really does pierce the heart! I believe i know the hospital you write about here Mandy,, But who is to blame? as usual in todays warped society, the policy makers hide behind legislation, where accountability filters down to the lowest common demoninator, usully the staff. this is amazing poetry from someone that really does care....

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    Date: 2/7/2013 10:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    this hospital actually saved my life twice a number of years ago and then ruined my son's knee in the last 5 years...xx
  1. Date: 2/6/2013 6:11:00 PM
    Mandy i cant believe that so called nurses were responsible, makes me hang my head in shame......Seren

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 2/7/2013 10:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am still very good friends with the nurses that looked after me from that hospital Seren and I know you care far to much to be a poor nurse xx
  1. Date: 2/6/2013 6:09:00 PM
    I echo all below comments. Someone should be charged with a crime for things like this.

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    Date: 2/7/2013 10:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes they should but I doubt it will happen xx
  1. Date: 2/6/2013 3:02:00 PM
    Wonderful tanka, Mandy, but a very disturbing and frightening situation. So tragic. Love, Kim

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    Date: 2/7/2013 10:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Kim xx
  1. Date: 2/6/2013 2:53:00 PM
    this is really really sad and upsetting as heck. this happened in one of your local hospitals, Mandy? OH MY!

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 2/7/2013 10:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes my children were born there as well Andy xx
  1. Date: 2/6/2013 2:19:00 PM
    wow, great tanka but how sad, my friend. I heard something on the news about an old lady who hadn't been bathed for 3 months - how awful. Hope you had a wonderful holiday x

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    Date: 2/7/2013 10:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes it's constantly on the news here Jack... xx lovely holiday thanks
  1. Date: 2/6/2013 1:24:00 PM
    This is sad Mandy. The irony is loud and clear - it's really disheartening. You've brought it out poignantly.

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    Date: 2/7/2013 10:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi vicky thanks luv xx