Walking In On Dying

I walk in

Kind of knowing what I will see,

But never really prepared.


It’s not death that breaks me

It’s seeing someone who is alone in death,

That breaks me.


Should have someone


About their passing.






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44 thoughts on “Walking In On Dying

  1. ivor20 says:

    That would be heart-wrenching, to see someone alone in death, and here I am crying again, I stayed beside my girl for two weeks, and slept there beside her bed, I couldn’t imagine not doing it, and she silently smiled xx

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  2. ksbeth says:

    you are so right, that is one of the worst things ever. we enter the world with at least one person and should leave the same way –

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  3. anie says:

    everybody should!


  4. jmgoyder says:

    OMG so beautiful.


  5. Jodi says:

    Indeed. It is what I love about hospice care. Providing “good” deaths 💛


  6. markbialczak says:

    You are so right, MBC.


  7. So very true. Someone should be there to hold their hand.


  8. Thunder Poet says:

    This is exactly what I was thinking a month back. You swoop my thoughts away just like that all the time.
    It would’ve been a trite, if I were to write. Greatly expressed. ❤


  9. What is really sad is when someone dies and no one notices for days, or even weeks. It seems to happen far more than it used to!


  10. theemotionalbrain says:

    This is really sad


  11. Debra says:

    Oh yes, I do agree. I’ve never been witness to someone without a loved one at that precious time. I’m sure although always hard on you, you’re a comfort. ❤️


  12. An amazing write. One of your best.


  13. Hmmm.
    Yes, that is what life is about …


  14. Val Boyko says:

    You were, Colleen. Bless you 🙏💖


  15. snehabhole30 says:

    That’s the sad part of dying.


  16. But then they weren’t alone because you were there.


  17. knowhope11 says:

    as a nurse in the ICU I see this too often. Death is hard but its even worse when the person is all alone. It makes me really sad


    • Thank you for what you do. I have said more times than I can count “there’s a reason I’m not a nurse”. I cannot do what you do. And as often as I have seen this, I am sure you have seen it more.


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