Ventilator in My Chest

It all happened so suddenly and all was lost in a matter of days. Three days exactly because the fourth was spent in donating your organs. Eight people were getting a new lease of life elsewhere while life was ebbing away from you. I know you would not have gone if it were in your hands but then you had to. No complaints…but do wish you were here as real and not an entity I can’t sense physically. Keep spreading that infectious laughter of yours and stay blessed wherever you are.

He lay there on the ventilator, oblivious to the world.
I watched, and prayed and braced myself for the worst.
Monitors blinking, figures showing, life slowly ticked away.
No sound, no sense; there was nothing to say.
He moved on to give life to others fated best.
And I got, a ventilator in my chest.
It breathes for me, keeps me alive,
enables me to pay the cost.
We all grieve for him,
not knowing two lives are lost.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Insider says:

    I would like to believe that instead of the loss of two lives it was more like one life to cherish the both of you, he continues to live in you!

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    1. A. Shruti says:

      Touched! Thank you.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Gina says:

    powerful and yet gentle on the readers heart

    Liked by 1 person

    1. A. Shruti says:

      Thank you 🧡

      Liked by 1 person

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