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Breath is labored,
heart is slow.
Soon out of me
my life shall go.

The pain is great.
The suffering long.
I hear a hymn.
Reminded by song.

Our lives are but a blink
in the eye of eternity.
Soon I'll meet my God
and forever worship Thee.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again; there needs to be an "other" category for submitting poetry. I don't know how to classify it (or even care).

Lest I digress. This poem was written late Monday night/ early Tuesday morning last week a few hours before my grandmother died. I read it to her, but she was non-responsive at that point, probably asleep.

I also read her a passage describing what Saturn would look like from close orbit. It was her favorite planet and I had been searching for such a description for the past ten years. I finally found it in a novelette by Isaac Aisomov, "The Martian Way".
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gaarasbabe2000 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008  Student Writer
dude, y aren't you taking Intro to Creative Writing?
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dinshino Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
Maybe as my fun class for next semester. I'll be a bum and turn in my old stuff. XD
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