Death or Dying

How is it possible that I am able to keep going when I feel so broken?  My lungs feel shattered, yet I breathe.  Somehow life keeps moving; I must go along or be swept away.

Do I choose death over dying?

Death would be quicker, but too final.  I’ve hurt before – badly…yet I have smiled after.

I think I will hold on – knowing that “joy comes with the morning.”

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Posted on May 8, 2010, in Poem, Rosemary Carroll and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I believe it was Zen who said “Better a diamond with a flaw, than a pebble with none.” Just a random thought…keep looking to the morning!

    • Thank you!

      I perused your blog and could get lost there. My favorite so far – “but what can i do…”

      Loved it.

  2. Very cool. I wonder if this might read better without the quote marks in the last line. Is that a specific quotation from somewhere?
    The last period should be inside the quote marks. Here is a useful guide page on this topic:
    http://www.grammarbook.com/punctuation/quotes.asp

    • Hi Ian!

      Thanks for the advice. I changed the period, but kept the quote marks. It is a quote from the Bible:

      “…Weeping may tarry for the night,
      but joy comes with the morning.” Psalms 30:50

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