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U3A Writing: Donations

Nola Andriske’s poem concerns the greatest of all human gifts.

Heart – big as the world, kind and generous,
Now someone else’s,
Lungs that breathed in life and lived it to the full,
Now someone else’s,
Bits of his beautiful body,
Now someone else’s.
Loaned to live out their allotted time on earth.
Live on, my boy, to have to die again.


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