Walking In On Dying

I walk in

Kind of knowing what I will see,

But never really prepared.

Though

It’s not death that breaks me

It’s seeing someone who is alone in death,

That breaks me.

Everyone

Should have someone

Sad

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!

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  4. jmgoyder says:

    OMG so beautiful.

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  5. Jodi says:

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

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  6. markbialczak says:

    You are so right, MBC.

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

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  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. ❤

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  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!

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  10. 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. ❤️

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  11. An amazing write. One of your best.

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

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  13. Val Boyko says:

    You were, Colleen. Bless you 🙏💖

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  14. snehabhole30 says:

    That’s the sad part of dying.

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

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  16. 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

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    • 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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