“Dying is an art. Like everything else,
I do it exceptionally well. I do it so it
feels like Hell. I do it so it feels real.
I guess you could say I have a call”
When I first saw the movie “Sylvia”,
this quote was being said out loud as
she lay in a coffin.
The seeds of a poem were planted.
Dying is an art
It should be treated as such
There is dramatic dying
There are so many ways to die
I will die with dignity
I will die with gratitude for life
I will die grateful for relief from pain
I will die knowing I will live on
Through the words in my poetry
Death is not something you get over
But it’s something you get through
~The Tennessee Poet~
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