What do you say, to a friend who is dying ?

I have this friend,
He and I grew up together, through High School.

Now, 22 yrs later,
livin’ like a bum.
Strung out on alcohol and poor decisions….
he is dying.

He fell out of the bed of a truck a couple of years ago.
Now, has brain issues, suffers from seizures daily.
Continues to drink from morning, until he falls asleep…
drunk on cheap Busch Beer.

He lives with his mom and step-dad, in a trailer.
Probably surrounded by empty beer cans,
and broken promises.

He told me tonight,
that he is ending his fight.
He said he has given up,
because of the seizures and cirrhosis.

He cried to me on the phone,
I happened to call him out of the blue,
to see how he was doing……….
Today, happened to be his 40th Birthday.

He was inaudible….
drunk,
slurring, and saying…….
he had given up.

My poor friend.

So, I ask, what do you say to someone …..
who is dying ?

January 08, 2010.

What do you say, to a friend who is dying ?

LauraBroussard

Austin, United States

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My friend is dying from poor choices made.
Cirrhosis has taken hold,
and he has completely given up.
My heart cries for him,
but, I know it is his decision.

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