Someone set the alarm please, I want to know when it's time to go

Someone set the alarm please, I want to know when it's time to go

A Chapter by Ana Papaya
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Is cancer the disease or is it me
sometimes I wonder what it is eating at things I can't see
and if you could turn someone inside out how lumpy would they be
there's a hospital bed kept warm from time to time
all the time
where patients are clowns turning frowns upside down
it's funny how happy dying people can be
I'm never really sure if they're just making the most of things
or happy that they get to leave

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© 2020 Ana Papaya


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I read the me as us, if yhat makes sense, and came to the conclusion we would probably be as lumpy as a bowl of day old porridge.
I have pondered the questions similar to yours here, but with slightly different wording, replacing cancer with life...or maybe that was my conclusion, a disease that doesnt know its a disease, that consumes surrounding areas before slowly being consumed. Certainly sounds like life to me.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

2 Years Ago

gosh, I hate porridge :)
thank you Lorry, I appreciate your thoughts on this
Lorry

2 Years Ago

So do I, but i'd be deported for saying. Don't like whisky either.
Oh, gotta go. The men in .. read more



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Hmm interesting and evocative. You describe and muse in a fine thoughtprovoking way. I too wonder if I would be satisfied and ready to go when it's time. Kudos.

So nice to read from your inking again,
Plz Pleez do comment/review my newest poem too


Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

2 Years Ago

thank you kindly for the nice comment
Cancer is a demon. Steal and take from us. Lately many friends and family members had defeated cancer. I believe we must eat better and ensure we get our doctor check-up. Hospital, my least favorite place. Thank you Ana for sharing the powerful poetry.
Coyote

Posted 2 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

2 Years Ago

Thanks for the nice comments Coyote!
Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

Always my pleasure Ana and you are welcome.
You have just brought my lovely friend Jen back. She died from breast cancer in November. In her last months we have never laughed so much. Laughter is the best medicine you can get. They are making the most of each moment left. I miss her so. Thank you Ana.

Chris

Posted 2 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

2 Years Ago

I think that's the best way that she could have spent her last months. I'm so glad to hear that. L.. read more
Upon my word, you have given us all something to ponder here... filled me with so many uncertainties, questions and an assortment of emotion... is it a dark tragedy, a thriller, a drama or a comedy.. just askin.. N

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

2 Years Ago

i am not quite sure what it is, just one of those things that popped out of my head i guess, maybe a.. read more
Neville

2 Years Ago

enjoyed regardless...
sometimes those who are dying feel that what comes after this life must be an improvement.
they might welcome death..."because i could not stop for death, he kindly stopped for me" (e. dickinson)
being taken home.
j.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

2 Years Ago

i agree, i think there are times when you welcome it.
i like that quote, thank you Jacob!
I read the me as us, if yhat makes sense, and came to the conclusion we would probably be as lumpy as a bowl of day old porridge.
I have pondered the questions similar to yours here, but with slightly different wording, replacing cancer with life...or maybe that was my conclusion, a disease that doesnt know its a disease, that consumes surrounding areas before slowly being consumed. Certainly sounds like life to me.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

2 Years Ago

gosh, I hate porridge :)
thank you Lorry, I appreciate your thoughts on this
Lorry

2 Years Ago

So do I, but i'd be deported for saying. Don't like whisky either.
Oh, gotta go. The men in .. read more

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