Dying Slowly

If I’d been the thief on the cross
Dying next to Jesus last Friday
Today I’d be in His paradise
Instead of hanging here still
Dying a little each day


Decided to share this melancholy poem as a postcard to the other side for De’s dVerse Poets Pub prompt today. Instead of a “wish you were here” it’s kind of a “wish I was there” postcard.

About Linda Kruschke

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.
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31 Responses to Dying Slowly

  1. Vijita says:

    “dying a little each day” so powerful…
    a well-written, eye welling poem

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  2. maria says:

    How we wish we were there indeed… beautifully poignant, Linda.

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  3. Candy says:

    Nice. We’re all hanging in there

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  4. Ouch. That dying to self, inch-by-inch. Painfully familiar and oh-so-tedious.

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  5. Kathy Reed says:

    Easter brought out your muse, I think. πŸ˜‰ Everything will turn out all right…
    these days are difficult for many.

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  6. Powerful poem and metaphor.

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  7. Truedessa says:

    dying a bit each day, there is an unsettling truth in these words.

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  8. Charley says:

    True enough poem. Mournful voice is perfect for this lament. Until then….

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  9. Singledust says:

    this was a beautiful poem of longing and hope to be in the arms of everlasting love with a heart so full of faith

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  10. jillys2016 says:

    Took my breath away. Perfect!

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  11. Sounds as if written from the depths of despair. I’m sorry.

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  12. Melancholy indeed, but very simply and well written.

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  13. frankhubeny says:

    Nice “wish I were there” postcard.

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  14. Life can be cruel.

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  15. Ah, Linda. But you have faith.

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  16. kim881 says:

    Oh, a very unusual and touching Easter postcard, Linda.

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  17. A very moving take on the prompt Linda – postcards can express wishes in every direction xxx

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  18. lynn__ says:

    Love your take on this postcard poem, Linda!

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  19. Debbie says:

    Oh I like this one . . .feel it ! Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

  20. whimsygizmo says:

    Oh, Linda. This is poignant, touching, and so so sad.
    So well done.

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