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Good-bye My Love (Revised)
by Sherry L Gibson

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The shell of his body
lying on the bed

He is growing weaker

Cannot lift his head


Not much time remaining

To say our good-byes

Help me hold back the tears

No time left to cry


A lifetime we have shared

The mystery of life

Weíve enjoyed the good times

Over came the strife


How can I let go of

The shell that I love?

Free this man to be with

His God up above


God knows I feel selfish

Keep him by my side

I donítí want to let go

See his spirit glide


I walk into his room

He smiles up at me

Pain racks through his body

That is all I see


Gently I sit down on

The side of his bed

Need to find the right words

Things need to be said


The shell of his body

Shivering with pain

His chest is now rattling

Each breath is a strain


Oh God, it hurts me to

Know what I must say

The shell of his body

Is slipping away



Have you made peace with

God, I ask of him

A look of love crossed his face

As he tried to grin


He reaches out to me

Both hands held high

I leaned forward for

my last kiss good-bye


Good-bye my love, it

Is time to let go

Iím going to be okay

I want you to know


The shell of his body

Remained on the bed

His spirit, his life force

Went soaring ahead


© Copyright 2001 Sherry Gibson. All rights reserved

Revised August 30, 2003


I wrote this poem for a dear friend of mine who had lost her husband of many years. He died of cancer after fighting a mighty battle. "Bob, we'll always miss you".




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Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 8/31/2003
Oh my goodness such a beautiful beautiful deeply touching piece!
Reviewed by L M (Reader) 8/30/2003
Deep touching emotion.
Reviewed by John Bidwell 8/30/2003
Deeply touching write.
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 8/30/2003
Beautiful tribute and a heartwrenching piece.
lady peg
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/30/2003
heartwrenching write! :( >tears < (((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in texas, karen lynn.

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