About twelve months the doctor said,
In one year’s time you will be dead,
The brutal truth was thus revealed,
My lifetime partners fate was sealed.
The cancer has a certain hold,
late now it was not foretold,
This deadly crab had within it’s grip,
A dreadful vision of the fatal trip.
As I implored to the skies above,
I beg of you please save my love,
But now began that awful terror,
The fact has dawned - there is no error.
So it was the nightmare labour,
Each day now was one to savour,
My darling was so brave and bold,
The poignant hand of mine to hold.
What use now my
We could only talk and muse at length,
Onward went the dwindling days,
The evil bent on it’s withering ways.
Unyielding pressure did something to me,
Blanked my brain I ceased to be,
A rational being that was afraid,
Into a shell where panic raged.
Mind in turmoil, dreams of death
Shall I join you, stop my breath?
No - others need me I should not falter,
Must don a mask and refuse to
Christmas came - New Year went,
The black disease went on hell-bent,
Then came the day through want of trying,
Lay my loved one surely dying.
Upon the pillow - goodbyes said,
laid to rest her peaceful head,
Life goes on is what they say,
Give me time ……..I’ll find a way.