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The Fighter

As beams through blinds half-open softly play
on mottled skin, and helpless, she depends
on doctors and on nurses, none allay
her growing agony that never ends.
 
Her dread is looming larger. She can’t rest!
She clings to life and ponders soberly
the reasons for and answers to this test.
There has to be some recourse she can’t see
beyond what they’ve endeavored yet to do!
What lesson has she not already learned
with all the many hardships she’s gone through?

She prays to have this last page left unturned,
but then that page is lifted, for that night
a breeze blows in  -  Her soul to God takes flight.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 9/21/2016 11:21:00 AM
Beautiful...
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Date: 9/20/2016 9:50:00 PM
Congrats on your win Andrea. Very inspiring...a fighter is always a fighter! :)
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Date: 9/20/2016 11:19:00 AM
Beautiful, Andrea. Congratulations! ...Fran
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Date: 9/20/2016 10:02:00 AM
Andrea, I never read this one before and now I am happy I did! congratulations on your placement in the contest :)-luloo
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Date: 9/20/2016 7:34:00 AM
What a beautifully moving poem. Congratulations, Andrea. Agnes
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Date: 11/9/2014 7:21:00 AM
This one brought tears, so real and close to home after Uncle Bob struggled through his final hours last month.
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Date: 11/4/2014 8:40:00 PM
Wow Andrea that's an amazing write! Congrats on huge win!
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Date: 11/4/2014 10:58:00 AM
I loved the ending where her soul takes flight. Is this the poem you were talking about when you compared it to the moth? Congratulations on your win Andrea.
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Date: 11/4/2014 10:05:00 AM
Returning with my congratulations on your winning poem Andrea.
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Date: 11/4/2014 7:29:00 AM
Congrats on a great win Andrea
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Date: 11/3/2014 7:35:00 PM
Well penned character sketch, congrats on the win, Andrea
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Date: 11/3/2014 3:44:00 PM
This heartbreaking write made me feel so sad Andrea the final stanza touched my heart - a truly breathtaking write that should have placed MUCH higher in my opinion:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Date: 11/3/2014 12:37:00 PM
Congrats Andrea,sad she left but the lesson is clear.
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Date: 11/3/2014 11:47:00 AM
Congratulations Andrea on this amazing write winning in gautami's challenge.
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Date: 10/31/2014 6:04:00 PM
Great write Andrea....Many people can relate to this....yet sadly we do not always win the fight
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Date: 10/29/2014 8:00:00 PM
andrea this is a beautiful poem good luck in the contest my friend. I love reading your poems they are always so full of expression and feelings
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Date: 10/28/2014 4:54:00 PM
Beautiful sonnet, Andrea. The last page of a souls journey. A wonderful release from the burdens of this world. Very well written my friend, as always.... Robert.
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Date: 10/28/2014 8:57:00 AM
As stated by another comment wow, simply wow.
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Date: 10/27/2014 3:49:00 AM
It is sad that some us have to suffer so. Your poem is very well written Andrea and commiserates with those who are going through such strife.
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Date: 10/27/2014 12:36:00 AM
I wrote of this as well, hearing my mother repeatedly wonder why she continued day after day when all the work she felt was done. You've written about this very compellingly, and I relived those moments through your words. I'd like to say it gets easier, but the road of life is all uphill.
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Date: 10/26/2014 8:57:00 PM
Rescued by the Divine Reader...recourse a matter of internal resource. Your poem teaches that suffering not only has a purpose but also limited duration leading to constructive tra nsition Andrea. Your poem titles are so stimulating lately, as is the spirit of your work. J.A.B.
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Date: 10/26/2014 12:03:00 PM
Sympathetic and written with your usual super fine abilities, Love, daver
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Date: 10/26/2014 10:46:00 AM
superb piece of writing andrea love how you drew this
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Date: 10/26/2014 10:23:00 AM
awesome last line - love this one, my friend
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Date: 10/26/2014 9:30:00 AM
Hello Sweet Andrea,Its me..Try to guess from my poetry,collaborating with a friend : ).I wonder if you'll guess when you read our poem-Sssshh.Now about the poem-This is a poem which touches many personally,touches those who saw their loved ones experience pain,and then experience the journey to rest in heaven.How beautiful is life for those who live with faith and hope in the afterlife-Excellent! C&T
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