A Light Before Dying (Dark Humor)

She had been through so much,
Still, the cancer had spread
Now six weeks into treatment
She's confined to her bed. 

My wife's been a smoker
since she turned sixteen.
Through the years we were married
and the years in between.

Now though she breathes
like a fish brought to shore.
her long term addiction
had her craving one more.

Who am I to judge her
or deny her last wish.
She is not getting better,
I've no heart to resist.

I gave her the smokes
she had long put away
I gave her the lighter
and sought out her ash tray.

A tremendous explosion ripped
through our first floor.
It indeed had proved fatal
her request for one more.

on purpose or accident
I can't judge her intent
in choosing to smoke
in her oxygen tent.
 

by John F. McCullagh

Comments (5)

Wonderful love poem...it puts a smile on your face and makes a person happy to read of such a love. Keep sharing from your heart.Great acrostic style poem... =Shelley=
Beautiful Poem Tracey, You sound so in Love. That is so wonderful. Take care.
Tracey, this is a loving devotion from your heart. How grand to love and be love. I pray he will cherish your gift. You are a special lady. Patricia Gale
WORDS OF TRUTH 'BOUT A GENT OF A MAN...A VERY WARMING TRIBUTIVE PIECE...NICE WRITE...P.S....YOUR USER RATING IS NOT ACTIVATED...GO BACK TO ''EDIT YOUR POEMS'', AND YOU WILL SEE THAT YOU MOST PROBABLY, ACCIDENTILY KEYED THE VOTER MODE TO...NO...HAPPENED TO ME....KEY IT TO YES... I'LL RE-VISIT THIS WORK LATER& GIVE IT IT'S JUST DUE'''''''''''''FRANK
I agree, he seems to me to be a really great person, to reach another in this way is very important in the world today All the best Love Duncan X