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I have made peace, my love ...

Love ..perhaps is the most underrated of all things  ... yet .... there are times ... when it's the most overwhelming of all things ...
Dedicated to everyone whose been on 'this' road .... Posted a long time ago ... Re-posting for purely 'selfish' reasons :P
 
 
Her eyes tell me that she can make it ...
The doctor's tone tends to disagree ..
... I stand silent, a few feet away ...
... the wedding ring, luster-less on my finger

Those X-rays .. their images utterly bleak...
confirming the worst ..of that which we may not speak

She's nothing but bones & a bald head .. ..
Her beauty much more underneath ...
She then slowly whispers my name ...
'I have made peace, my love ... do the same'

My eyes only on her, my lovely lady on the bed .....
My heart sinking in despair .. those final words she said...
I fight furiously with her ...for me & our kids ...
She smiles & nods .. tears streaming down her face ...

My words seem desperate, so do any promise that I make ...
The selling of all my property .. or extra shifts I intend to take.

I spend that night with you .....
the darkest hours of my life .....
The morning brings in a conclusion ....
the machines eerily silent on my wife.....

It's been 16 years past that fateful night .....
Our beautiful daughter's about to be with her man ...
her walk with me to the aisle so graceful ... her face so much like yours ..
She misses you very much, I know ... I tried as hard as I could do ...

and then she pauses ... looks at me in the eye.
I swear I see you .. her voice , yours .. without doubt ...
She embraces me warmly , her words soothen my soul
' You did good, daddy ... Mom would be so proud !!!'
 
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Have compiled a few short poems at this link .. some with relevant pictures. Do check & review ..
http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/4575097/snippets-of-life-pdf-1-1-meg?dn=y&dnad=y
 
Most  who have done so have grudgingly conceded that it is not a 'terrible' waste of time. I hope the same holds true for you :P
Cheers !!!
 
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The Somalian Guy More than 1 year ago
Thanks Mel ... :) It was a wee bit difficult to write this. Just wished it could be done better :(
Poetry.com 4.3 out of 5 based on 3 votes.
Adnan H More than 1 year ago
Even for the Camel-Herding Culture I Hail from, This was moving Enough.....Or Am I getting Soft...
Mel Ariste More than 1 year ago
Tears rolled down my face as I read this, it's touching.
Daniel Pendergast More than 1 year ago
well written but so much pain.
The Somalian Guy More than 1 year ago
Thanks Daniel :) .. Just curious ... the rating of the poem's down because it is sad ... ? ... Not that it matters .. though .. :) Thanks for the review :)
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