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    mine won't go gently?

    The woman has had a hard time with her husband suffering a serious dementia, so she is devastastated. Mel said "it could be a fate" and when she said "mine won't go gently", does it mean "My fate won't go smoothly"?
    Is mine "my fate" and gently "smoothly"?

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    mel- I think my husband might say it's fate.
    Woman- Fate or not, mine won't go gently.
    Mel- No. But you'll be right there to hold his hand.



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    Re: mine won't go gently?

    Take a look at this poem, and see if this helps: http://www.bigeye.com/donotgo.htm
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    Re: mine won't go gently?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Take a look at this poem, and see if this helps: http://www.bigeye.com/donotgo.htm
    Sorry, poems are harder to understand, but I had a gut feeling that it might mean "die easily". Isn't it? Am I making a stupid mistake? If it is true, then in "No. But you'll be right there to hold his hand." , does "holding his hand" mean you will hold his hand at bedside when he's dying?


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    Re: mine won't go gently?

    For this episode, you can think of it as "having an easy and peaceful death." She doesn't think his death will be an easy one, but Mel says she'll be there to give him support until the very end.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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