The sirens grow louder
as the Ambulance arrives
can he be saved
in a World were one thrives?
He knew he was ready
his calling was told
for a man in his eighties
he was very bold.
The lights going out
as he slides down below
the noise doesn't disturb him
he can no longer grow.
Tubes and masks take over his face
as the paramedics fight for his life
thumping and beating upon his chest
as some neighbours comfort his wife.
He slips further back in a trance
as he briefly recalls his past
remembering the good times, happy and sad
and a large family he amassed.
Married for years exactly fifty
he managed a smile on his face
he dearly loved his wife and family
learning to give them their space.
His son was near he sensed him there
powerless to open his eyes
not feeling what was happening to him
or hearing the crying or sighs.
Content with his lot, he knew it was time
to leave this aged shell
satisfied he had done all he could
in the next life time would tell.
He slipped into a coma, that was that
the paramedics did all they could
the last thing he heard was his son
saying to him "dad be good"
It is tragic when someone passes away, it takes a long time to get over the loss, I like probably a lot of you have experienced this scenario with a loved one or even a friend, for them its a release, especially when they are suffering or could suffer in a short space of time. We all hope, some believe some don't, that we go to a better place, no one has died and came back to tell us yet, but there are believe. Do not read this as a morbid poem, rather read it as being in that situation, being close to someone who has passed on, and be cheerful for them they may be in a better place.
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