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Main : Death & Dying

Portrait of a Man
  by: Sharmayne Symons, Source Unknown

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This is a poem that my sister wrote shortly before her death. She was 16 years old.

I am but a creature of the earth, one among many;
I live to be loved and I give love in return.

I am understood; and I am misunderstood;
I am praised and I am scorned.

I long to cry out from within myself but none will hear,
For my voice is sealed within me.

Day after day I toil;
I dream of the place where work is no more.

There are sad times and happy ones, too;
There are days when everything goes wrong, But life must go on.

My life is but short and my death oh so near,
And yet I wonder
why I am here...

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