Dying Poem

I wrote this when my father passed away after being ill for a long time. It reflects all the emotions I went through as I sat at his bedside and held his hand as he passed away.

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© Lori Daoust

April 2012

It's Ok To Go

You were sick and tired and we all knew,
that God would soon come to take you.
You fought so hard, so very long,
but through the pain, you stayed strong.

We all knew there would come a day,
when God would come to carry you away.
It doesn't make it easier to say goodbye,
and I try so hard not to cry.

I can't help but feel defeated,
or even maybe a little cheated.
But how very selfish would I be,
to hope and pray you could stay with me.

So as you laid there tubes running to and fro,
I had to tell you "It's ok to go".
Say "Hi" to loved ones waiting on the other side.
I know some day; you'll be there when I take that ride.

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  • by Teresa Royce
  • 2 months ago

I recently lost my husband after a hard fought battle with cancer to try to stay with me. I knew he was fighting just for me and was relieved the day he told me he would do NO MORE CHEMO. I thanked him for thinking of himself and we discussed the rest of my life without him. Even in his last hours when he could no longer speak I could see his love for me in his eyes and his struggle to leave me. The hurt I feel now is nothing compared to the decision that he made. I brought him home to our fur babies and held his hand till the end. This poem is a wonderful expression of what I feel.

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  • by Karen Buckley
  • 2 years ago

My father a great man a proud man sadly passed away 3rd march after only being sick for 23 days. I just didn't know how to deal with it but reading the poems has helped me a lot thank you xxx

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