The Last Embrace

Poem By Mabelle Atienza

You walked as fast as you can
Bringing with you the food you have to partake
Life is difficult, you have to make do
The provisions the nuns have provided
For you and your husband to keep afloat each day

Keeping each other’s company
Depending. relying everyday
Feeling alone, lonely and neglected
Never the love and affection you expected
For many years your hidden heart embedded

He comfortably provided you
With a home you call your own
With odd jobs, he tried to work night and day
His illness have to wait, he must save
For rainy days, the future has to stay

In the dimly lighted room he slept in peace
Never to wake up to see the dawn
Holding his hands, so frail and cold
You were again alone, lonely and neglected

You breathe as deeply as you can
You have the last embrace …

thank you for dropping by and leaving your heart print. I will always treasure it...God bless you

A tribute to Elsa, our caretaker in the convent where i stayed

Comments about The Last Embrace

A very moving poem Meggie, he provided for her the best he could, always it seems with a lot of love... Andy 10
A very, very touching piece Meggie. The heart is felt with this piece
thanks for reposting that touching poem 10
You are lucky to meet Elsa…not all people are given a chance to meet wonderful people. P.S. I love this poem!
Elsa sounds like a great human being. Beautiful write, Meggie. Love, SandraX

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