Bobbie Troy Returns

This week, Bobbie Troy, presents a powerful poem that makes us take a look within ourselves.

by Bobbie Troy

perhaps it is not death itself
that we fear
but the unrelenting shadow
of the process of dying
a shadow of misery, pain,
and feebleness
a shadow that clings
then leaves quietly
when no longer needed

not afraid of death?
i don’t believe you

afraid of death?

never think about death?
well, that’s another story

Bobbie Troy maintains her sanity and perspective on life by writing poetry, flash fiction, and original fairy tales with a 21st century twist. Her work appears in many online and print journals. Her poem, Dear Diane, was nominated for a 2010 Pushcart Prize (; her fairy-tale play, Sasha and the Tree of Sorrows, was produced in March 2011; and her poem, Dear Diane (Letter 2), was nominated for the 2012 Best of the Net. Bobbie also served on the Editorial Board for Saltain, a collection of poetry by Alice Shapiro. As a latecomer to the published author scene, Bobbie is proud of the fact that her first poem was published at the age of 62.


About vision791

Pushcart nominee Jeanette Cheezum has been published on several online writing sites and in fifteen Anthology books and four poetry books. Three of these books have made the New York Times Best Sellers list. Awarded The Helium Networks Premium Writer’s Badge, Bronze Creative Writing Award and a Marketplace Writers award. Recently she has published fourteen ebooks at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. You may find a list of some of her work at
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10 Responses to Bobbie Troy Returns

  1. Jeanette Gallagher says:

    Great poem and one we all can relate to – sooner or later! I love it Bobbie! Thanks for sharing.

  2. bobbietroy says:

    Thanks, Jeanette. I appreciate your appreciation!

  3. Eric G. Burstock says:

    Just losing my brother and my wife’s brother, sure allowed me to relate to this poem. Very well said.

  4. Sol says:

    Scary but true.

  5. Nikon says:

    Accurate and right to the point!

  6. poetdoug says:


  7. bobbietroy says:

    Thank you, everyone, for your comments. I appreciate your time. And thanks, Jeanette, for having me as a guest again!

  8. It’s always a pleasure.

  9. spakravan says:

    Simply put, perfectly expressed, speaks to and for us all.

  10. bobbietroy says:

    Thanks, Saideh!

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