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The Final Moments

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The Final Moments

Sometimes the memories
Of the day you left this earth
haunt me in my slumber,
That’s always where they lurk.

With a broken heart, I remember
Every moment, to your last.
I tired my best to hold on close,
Every minute, until you passed.

Mom asked us, how involved,
Each of us wanted to be.
I said right by grandma’s side,
Until the end, is where I’ll be.

I watched your chest rise and fall,
Each, with a shorter stretch of time.
I looked up with great concern.
Our faces seemed to mime. 

Please forgive me for my tears,
As I struggled to be strong.
But in the moments of your last breath,
Everything just felt so wrong.

We all stood in silence, 
As with grace, you slipped away.
I mustered up composure,
As I tried to figure out what to say.

My mom, she did not shed a tear,
As she knew you were no longer in pain.
My uncles sent out messages
Telling friends of the angel God would gain.

I stayed close to grandma,
Staring out the window, into the night.
That’s when I saw a figure,
Fly past me-- A flash of light.

Grandpa came to get her.
For that I know for sure.
Grandma waited 11 years to rejoin him,
Grandpa’s love was the only cure.

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  1. Date: 4/6/2010 6:07:00 PM
    wow thats a really niice dedication and so honest to the moment and to your heart!

  1. Date: 3/31/2010 4:19:00 PM
    Rachael I'd like to welcome you to Poetry Soup. Love reading you stuff and thanks for your comments on mine.

  1. Date: 3/31/2010 9:13:00 AM
    very nice write and welcome to poetry soup faleshia

  1. Date: 3/31/2010 5:45:00 AM
    Great write of about your faith in God and a great testimony of your relationship with Him and your grandmother...Keep the faith pen flowing..Welcome to soup I hope that your stay is an enjoyable one and that we get to enjoy many more of your wonderful writes...Sara

  1. Date: 3/31/2010 4:58:00 AM
    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup Rachel. I also wish you the best in your writing endeavors. If you have questions please feel free to ask anyone here. We are all willing to help and if we don't know the answer we will find someone who does. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/30/2010 7:14:00 PM
    Sad and touching. Well written. Nice job, Rachel.