16 comments on “ALS

  1. Agony to feel the slow death. Watch the limbs go weak , will my mind accept the expected frail shallow breath that will shortly cease.
    Death be fast if you have any mercy left for me. Let me die in peace.

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  2. One of my three sisters died after living with ALS for ten years. She chose the manner, though not the moment of her death. She also lived life fully, according to her own terms. Your poem captures the agony. I was privileged to witness Diane’s journey. Thanks, Paul, for raising up this relentless affliction.

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  3. Thanks, Paul, for your response. I think we bear in our bodies some fraction of their pain. Not to bring us down, but to strengthen and soften us all at the same time.


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