Farewells are the saddest,
Goodbyes are the hardest,
But now that you are gone,
I am left with no choice, than to
Say the one statement I forever long to avoid.
On my knees I go,
Unable to stop the tears that splatter from my eyes
And the pains in my heart
As life slips from your cancer ravaged body,
Leaving you cold in my arms;
Relieving you of the illness
That plagued you
And caused you so much hurt and pain.
Happy am I for your relief,
Disheartened am I for your exit,
For a part of me has left with you.
Your laughter will I miss,
Your prayers will I pine for once again, to
Wake me to the yawns of dawn.
Your hugs will I now feel only in my dreams.
My heart is heavy,
My soul is distressed,
But joy do I take in the knowledge
That when the morn is come
I shall once again
Be reconciled with you,
In the arms of the Almighty;
Where neither cancer nor its vices
Will hold us apart.
As I, through my tears, whisper ‘Farewell’,
I can hear sounds as heavens open
And the angels gather round to usher you in with a
Lovely and thundering echo, saying;
‘This is where you belong – Welcome Home’