"Vegetable"

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He never asked for anything,

Because he couldn't, he was mute,

But everyone would speak for him,

They would make demands 

About what he wanted,

Without really ever knowing,

And I always wondered why,

If he could communicate for real,

Then why didn't they teach him 

To read, type, blink, or sign,

And I decided that maybe

They liked him just as he was,

And I could never decide whether or not

That was good or bad,

But I still always think about him,

And more often in the winter,

The season of the year when he died,

Because in his death,

His life surely came full circle.

 

Cold.

 

 

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A very mature write-up Respected nightlight1220

A very mature write-up Respected nightlight1220.God's ways are too deep for humans to understand.The programming language is beyond my tiny brain & wisdom.Once a human really does understand, he/she/it can't tell to others.Humans blame God for mishaps,accidents,ill-health,and all other so-called misfortunes.But Respected nightlight1220, how long shall we remain idiots? How long will it take for us to understand that we are on thin air & nothing really matters.I truly hope that someday some other messiah(old ones are forgotten today2013) will emerge to unite humans under the sky.Maybe too far-fetched but yet I hope against hope that the relevance of a supreme power needs to be understood by each & every right thinking human.You,Respected nightlight1220 are a God-loving person.I abhor preachers of any faith or religion.Yet I do rever those who help people at times of distress in whatever manner.On the lighter side Respected nightlight1220 I recollect a speech by Sir Charlie Chaplin in"Modern Man" viz. "We are Men not machines....."There is something beyond the biological machines...... Sorry Respected nightlight1220.I had chosen not to comment on anyone's writings because I do not consider myself able enough to be a judge or commentator.Good night Respected nightlight1220.Please do grab a cup of steaming black coffee.


©bishu 

 

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Bishu, I sit here teary-eyed

Bishu, I sit here teary-eyed and speechless. Your words for me have so much feeling. Thank you, dear friend. We are just human. We have to look to something greater or we will all perish. Just what I feel, and through my experiences every day, what I see. 

Blessings ♥♥ Namaste, friend.

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...and he asked her, "do you write poetry? Because I feel as if I am the ink that flows from your quill."

"No", she replied, "but I have experienced it. "

 

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People forget Death is the

People forget Death is the next great adventure. One we must all take. If I were a vgetable I would hope those around me wouldn't keep me from that adventure.


Long days and pleasant nights

Diamond

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Thank you Diamond_Wills_N...

Thank you Diamond_Wills_N...

I used the word "vegetable" as a title to demonstrate how "cold" society can often seem when it comes to those people who suffer diffferent levels of traumatic brain injuries, and other sometimes congenital conditions and birth defects. It's use in the poem was to make that point. 

 

I have heard it used often, but after working closely with so many people who were diagnosed as 'brain dead', who showed clear and present signs of consciousness, I wonder why still many are using this word of reference. 

 

Don't misunderstand, though, I hear what you are saying. It doesn't appear to be an existence i would personally prefer over the alternative....but then, to be honest, how would I know that? Without having never been there?

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...and he asked her, "do you write poetry? Because I feel as if I am the ink that flows from your quill."

"No", she replied, "but I have experienced it. "