6 weeks is what they said I had.
6 weeks I thought,
that’s not that bad.

Its been 9 years,
since this all begun.
In those 9 years,
I’ve lived……I’ve had some fun

I’ve spent quality time with my family,
although now they’re all grown.
The importance of family,
to them I have shown.

I’ve enjoyed my grankids,
their laughs and their smiles.
I guess I won’t be able to hug them,
well for a while.

6 weeks they said,
that isn’t long
6 weeks to organise my funeral
pick out a song.

McMillan nurses they were great,
sitting with me till it’s late.
Standing beside me as I sleep.
Comforting my family while they weep.

Everything is organised.
No detail left unturned.
The music the prayers.
It’s all been done.

I see my husband,
who years since has past.
To be together,
again….at last.

He reaches out
and takes my hand.
I leave my body,
by him I stand.

My love ones all there,
standing by my bed.
6 weeks are gone.
I am now dead!

They are all upset,
that now I’m gone.
Time will heal,
they will move on.

I will watch over them
As they grow old.
Watch them all
and how their life’s unfold.

6 weeks I had until I died
6 weeks I had to say goodbye.

Written by Jerri42
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4 Responses to SARAH

  1. Cubby says:

    I would hate to know how long I have to live. I think it would drive me crazy. I like the positive spin on this poem. It takes so much strength to face death with such equanimity. Well written piece! 🙂

  2. ‘I will watch over them
    As they grow old.
    Watch them all
    and how their life’s unfold.’

    I love this stanza especially. I always view those gone as great intercessors on our behalf. Nipping God’s ear!
    A lovely commemorative piece for your mum-in-law.x

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