Poetry

I Was There

By 4th December 2009December 9th, 2019No Comments

I was there when you said
You were going,
And this time I replied
I know, instead of no, not now.

As your laboured breathing
Lessened, less, then life’s
Final breath left
You full of peaceful repose,
There in your own bed .

Close by, those
Who loved you
Released their tears.

I could not cry;
My mind full of relief,
Your struggle against illness
Had come to an end and
Your death had dignity.

My mourning has begun,
Every day I shall miss you,
Every night special thoughts of
You, alongside those I have of
My mum;
Your life a treasure
That has enriched mine.

Lesley Lees

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