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