On Her Last Day

On Her Last Day

A Poem by ferousfinite

We Dine In Favor

On Her Last Day

We sit in as a family
knowing one of us is up
and into the end 
the final hour has passed

Green Bean almondine
sauteed chicken and herb
salad for four
drinks galore

for no chance of appetite
She withers away
as death comes here tonight
and tonight it stay

upon my departure
my worry and glee
gone beyond warning
its just She and me

we leave Her for the last time
on that late Christmas eve
I prayed over Her soul
as God hears my prayer

but then only can she succumb
to the night's final hour
the tree decorated with love
as angels arrive from above

Several hours later
the call comes into play
with nothing more to say
but on that very night

she took her last breath
and not in dismay
Yes, Death was there
and I wasn't to say

The only witness
to view and see the end, the father
as She steps up to Her bedroom
Collapsing on her bed

Closing her eyes for one last time
finally she was complete
Her heart has stopped
just as the clock reads forty past ten

Too late are we on our return
three past midnight
She has left with no concern
One life to live we say

Gone by in an instant
She was the rock of that family
now broken as they depart
on and off to a new start

Only by death
can the new light surround
new beginnings
and old ends are bound

She died with great love in her heart
but still in that house she remains
Her presence is strong as the rift
Silent now you lay 

We will miss you my dear
a great time we had this year
thanks you for your gifts 
and goodbye, goodbye as you were today

© 2015 ferousfinite

Author's Note

For Michelle

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Added on May 30, 2015
Last Updated on May 30, 2015




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