When Living is Dying

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What is living when living is dying? 

I’m dying everyday 

I’m dying with every wake 

I’m dying with every breath 

I’m a dead man walking 

My body moves but my soul shuts down 

It dies within me 

My body moves  

Controlled by external forces 

Forces that move me  

To the right or left 

Without caring about 

How I feel 

What is living? 

When living is dying? 

Please put me out of my misery. 


They say as long as there’s life 

There’s hope 

But when hope is lost 

Can one be termed dead? 


I want to stop time 

Just so I don’t go through the same routine 

I wish the brakes of the bus 

Will push pause on my life 

Bringing it to a stop 


I want to live 

I want to smile 

I want to be happy I’m alive 

I want to live and not die 

But what is living 

When living is dying? 

©Mfon Etuk, 2016 



7 thoughts on “When Living is Dying

    Fearfully Wonderfully Me said:
    April 27, 2016 at 10:32 PM

    Beautifully written. We are already dead without Christ, but with Him we can die to our old selves and find new life and hope!


      Dainty M responded:
      April 28, 2016 at 12:00 AM

      Thank you Emily for the interpretation! Indeed flesh and blood haven’t revealed this to you. God bless you! ❤ 🙂

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    Tony Michele said:
    April 28, 2016 at 12:04 AM

    Living to die
    Dying to live
    What is life
    When one hasn’t really lived out purpose.


      Dainty M responded:
      April 28, 2016 at 10:19 AM

      Deep and very true! What is life when we haven’t really lived out our purposes? Thanks Tony!


    Debbrah Maxwell said:
    October 12, 2016 at 10:43 AM

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