DEATH BY PROXY

So young
Vibrant
Full of life

Seven days later
Just gone

Life sustaining machines
Brain swelling injury
Prolonging the inevitable
What was the point

He gave his word
To never be the cause
Left up to her
How long she would hold on

But he couldn’t stand
To see her lay there
Convincing himself
She simply was suffering

The possibility most probable
Of never regaining independence

And so he broke his promise
Taking the decision
As his own

Having no clue
As she lay in coma
She could hear every
Single word

They pulled the plug
Then sat in mournful silence
Watching her pulse slowly weaken

As the bloodcurdling scream
Crescendoed inside her
Fading to an echo
Forever unknown

©2011 Jill Terry

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Riding the current of life's changing tides, while capturing my journey in images and words... View all posts by jill

One response to “DEATH BY PROXY

  • Belleoftheball

    One of my fears…gave me the shiveries! But I would think better than living in that state indefinitely.

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