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What’s wrong with our culture
That we’re so deathly afraid
To talk about death and dying

It’s a process we will all go through
In one way or another
Yet hush hush it’s taboo
Don’t want to talk about it
Don’t want to hear about it 
We’re so tense and uptight

Keeping our thoughts private at all cost
Can’t expect any tête-à-tête discussion
Because people say the oddest things

As the process of our life slips away
What a relief it would be
To share and discuss openly

Posted on October 10, 2018

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Date: 10/12/2018 3:42:00 PM
What you've written I accept as heartfelt and true, and yet we are here in this world to live. A thought: You know how you feel around someone who only talks about his/her ailments and/or afflictions? So, maybe that's how people feel when the subject of death is overmuch dwelt upon...At any rate, here's to life! to you and to your family! Best wishes, Gershon
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Date: 10/12/2018 8:40:00 PM
Agreed, Gershon...There are people who will tell you it's a nice day and you wonder what they're complaining about. Communication is so much more that words.
Date: 10/12/2018 11:06:00 AM
So very true... well penned, my friend!
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Date: 10/11/2018 2:12:00 AM
It’s true Line. I’m guilty of it because I don’t want to contemplate it happening to myself and loved ones. And because if I thought about it too much, I would be overwhelmed by my own pointlessness. It’s just too much for the human psyche to take in I think. Which is no help whatsoever to others who are facing it. Compelling poem Line x
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Date: 10/11/2018 8:44:00 AM
In a way... but au contraire my lovely friend, one is propelled to make every single moment count to be productive and meaningful. We se more and more people idling their days away because they take time for granted. Line xx
Date: 10/10/2018 8:21:00 PM
I agree Line. It helps to be able to share thoughts with someone. Our birth and death are both divine. Very insightfull! : )
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Date: 10/10/2018 8:59:00 PM
Thank you so much, Connie, for your most appreciated visit and comment.