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She lay on a hospital bed like a pale rose wilting on a pillow sham done were her days of counting every morsel of food and gram they told her if she stopped eating she would cease to live and die feeding tubes inside her nose, she stared into an anemic blue sky knowing that her final breath was near, she took her mother's hand as tears spilled on her hair of gold, she whispered, "mom, I can't " the girl who removed the chaff from the wheat no longer had to eat they placed a large sheet on her tiny frame and tiny little feet later as she lowered to the ground all of life just went askew an invisible waif had flown away without a change or point of view scent of green tea, honey, vine, moss and fruit, finally empirically ground flower songs of beauty, she ate and drank, without making a single sound as she lay on a cloud and watched the sun go down, it was the final call she felt thin, she felt beautiful, she wasn't hungry, no, not at all ... April 30, 2021

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Date: 5/2/2021 2:59:00 PM
Well written and great delivery! Congratulations on your win!
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Date: 5/2/2021 6:44:00 AM
Mystic top poem!! really good and the ending is brilliant!! congrats on your win!
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Date: 5/2/2021 12:04:00 AM
Congrats! Thanks for sharing this... making us reflect about final breath, letting us thank the Lord for His promise of eternal security. God bless you.
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Date: 5/1/2021 7:14:00 PM
Congratulations Mystic Rose on you win for Seeker’s contest. - Jacob
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Date: 5/1/2021 11:43:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. Your pen was writing overtime on this "Amazing" write. Have a blessed day..................
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Date: 5/1/2021 3:26:00 PM
Thank you dear Paula, it was on a subject that was close to my heart, your visit is much appreciated.
Date: 5/1/2021 6:44:00 AM
Thank you for taking part in this contest, Mystic Rose. Congrats on your win and look forward to your participation in the next contest, ‘EMBRACE & RELEASE’. God bless!
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Date: 5/1/2021 3:25:00 PM
Thank you Seeker, for honoring my poem, it made me very happy. Blessings.
Date: 5/1/2021 4:01:00 AM
Is this anorexia? What a pity. To lose a child for lack of food. My heart burst.
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Date: 5/1/2021 3:25:00 PM
Yes Victor it speaks of an eating disorder. So many young people suffer from it, some even die of it. Thank you for stopping by.
Date: 4/30/2021 6:28:00 AM
A sad but a lovely tribute, Vie:)
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Date: 5/1/2021 3:24:00 PM
Thank you Jo, for stopping by