Friday, June 12, 2009

Beside your Bedside

Beside your Bedside

I sat beside your bedside
wondering what to do
watching, waiting, hoping
for bittersweet peace

Beside your bedside
Final moments,
wrapped in sad despair
wanting an end for your
pain, not you

Beside your bedside
one final time, wanting to see you,
one last time
but you've gone

Beside your bedside
I sit, listening
to ear piercing
silence, once filled with your
gentle snore.

Beside your bedside
I hold your hand
wish you a safe journey
and raise a glass of beer


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful tribute. You have captured the thoughts and emotions so many struggle with.

May he rest in peace.


Paula and Elwood's Poetic Palace said...

Thank you, Lady
and thank you for being right there with me