A young man decides he wishes to die
He smoked, drank and heavily did drugs
Having survived he wondered why try
It will happen when it does

He cleaned up his life
Created some dreams
Found himself a wife
Found everything good it seems

He reached thirty eight
When his actions from before
Caused his tragic fate
Cancers had swallowed his core

His children hid their tears
As treatment took place
Followed by real fears
Death was seen in his face

“Why, Dad, Why
Why do you have to die,
I dont want to live without you
So I am going to go too!”

“No, my dearest son
I made that mistake long ago
Now my time is done
And I can not watch you grow

No son don’t make that choice
For the futures yet to be
They will need to hear your voice
Live, and be better than me”

The treatment failing
His life light flickering
His children wailing
As fate is snickering

He does die
After saying goodbye
Reminding his son to try
That wanting death is a lie.


About shoelessboywonder

Poet and cook, I'm just starting out in the web world trying to grow a fan base for my poetry, it seems like its off to a good start and the site is also made for me to improve upon my writing skills so please rate and comment on the poems you like best, feedback is the greatest way to success thanks for checking me out and my site. View all posts by shoelessboywonder

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