The Last Goodbye
We've walked a long way down the road
by C J Browning
With smiles….and maybe tears
The journey seemed like only days
But has gone on for years
Our good times did outweigh the bad
Right up until the end
But then things changed..as you did too
On me you did depend.
I always tried to do my best
At times, I wondered why
But deep inside I always knew
That I would always try.
And soon the you I used to know
Began to fade away
I never knew what I would find
When I saw you each day.
Your mind, once keen, began to go
As did your body, too.
The person that I saw each day
I wondered, was that you?
You tried your best, but could not do
Those things that made you..you!
And deep inside I knew quite soon
You'd feel that you were through.
But I would be there every day
To let you know my heart
And tell you it was time to go…
Though we would be apart.
And on that day, that final day
When you did breathe your last…
I gazed upon that face I loved
And knew the die was cast.
So I must ready now, myself
While others care for you,
To gaze upon that face I love
And know what I must do.
I steady now this trembling heart
Though inwardly I cry,
I know that I must follow through….
To say that last ‘GOODBYE'