Early Morning Writing

daffy don

Early Morning Writing

daffy don
sunrise-1239727_640There are heroes in this world

I am not a hero, just a caregiver

My sweetie is the hero as she faces

Disappearing into a void where

The only way out is to die.

 

And so I ask the higher power

Not to worry about me, but

Look kindly on my sweetie and

Let her passing be gentle

As she makes her final exit.

 

And so let us enjoy

This, our final honeymoon

That we have come to be sharing

As darkness overtakes her love

And she slowly drifts away.

 

And so since she must go, please

Let her go gradually, gently

Into that dark night that awaits her

And discover a new beginning

Somewhere beautiful.

 

And so let me go too, to find peace

in remembering a beautiful love

Carrying her in my inner heart

While life moves slowly onward

And I go on towards my final exit.

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Rock63

I love this heart felt poem. It is beautifully and tenderly written. I feel it and I thank you.

Helen

Thank you for your beautiful poem. You write with such sensitivity and capture nuances of thoughts caregivers have during this long journey. I appreciate the beauty of the patterns you establish in the rhythm of the words.

Desiree

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust- bodies die.\r\nBut God is Love. And Love never dies.\r\n\r\nMay God bless and keep you both.