She Brings Us Together

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She Brings Us Together

She can’t solve this problem. She is falling to the cold.
Her strength in all this dying— a wonder to behold.
She must relinquish life, but she will not abandon humor.
In these few remaining weeks, she’ll be a joyful roomer
in this hospice where she’s finally been brought to reside 
by that shadowed companion who shuffles at her side.

Her children group around her. Old loves come to her aid.
As her ending’s written, her last decisions made,
her wit and love of living stay with her even now,
as though she is a beacon, directing us in how
to do this thing with dignity, joyful to the end.
Once more, we’re being guided by our loving friend.

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Prompts today are falling, solve, relinquish and cold.

 

13 thoughts on “She Brings Us Together

  1. SAM VOELKER

    Thanks Judy, well done, a hospice can be, at the same time, a sad yet peaceable place and many of us who have experienced this know that what you write about is true. This gave me another verse to my poem on peace.

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