The End of a Life

The End of a Life


end life

Slight of  shoulders  and yet strong
of heart of spirit of soul
I take those shoulders now in my arms and hug you
your flesh  clammy and cold

Steroids and  liquids  pills  and pain
you’ve  weathered this cancer unbroken
no one should watch a young man die  and
yet their are wars and flesh eating disease’s  unspoken

I’ll always remember you  gentle kind
and always smiling  the heart of an angel
Soon you will go on to join them too
where the clouds meet the stars where all  the heavens entangle

I will see you there  when my time comes
join hands and hug again
in that day we will all be free to laugh and
sing  as only family can

———————————————————————
For my nephew Ronnie I love you

EdF

Sometime in my life, I started to write about my life journey, in poetry, in story perhaps to sort them out and enter them into a place of safekeeping. The soul of the writer is perhaps best described in their words, emotions and thoughts. If these poems or stories touch something inside you then maybe I have succeeded in sharing. I will not write about my self in profile, because self isn't so important in writing. Only the journey in words and the sharing are important. Why would we say "Now about me!"... I'd rather write about life, nature, serenity ...

Latest posts by EdF (see all)

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail

EdF

Sometime in my life, I started to write about my life journey, in poetry, in story perhaps to sort them out and enter them into a place of safekeeping. The soul of the writer is perhaps best described in their words, emotions and thoughts. If these poems or stories touch something inside you then maybe I have succeeded in sharing. I will not write about my self in profile, because self isn't so important in writing. Only the journey in words and the sharing are important. Why would we say "Now about me!"... I'd rather write about life, nature, serenity ...

6 thoughts on “The End of a Life

  • July 10, 2016 at 10:16 PM
    Permalink

    Very sad and touching Ed, it is always hard to accept when the young suffer such tragedy in life. I lost both parents to cancer and understand the feelings and sheer pain of loss. I am certain you will meet again. Beautifully rendered in warm and emotive verse my friend.

    Reply
  • July 11, 2016 at 5:34 AM
    Permalink

    Nicely done, yet sad, Ed. Something we can all relate to in one or another. Still, the pain isn’t eased. Thank you or sharing from the heart.

    Reply
  • July 11, 2016 at 2:15 PM
    Permalink

    Most heartfelt. I know Ronnie loves this poem as much as I do. He will be always close by and waiting when you meet again.

    Reply
  • July 11, 2016 at 4:59 PM
    Permalink

    So very beautiful, a lovely tribute to your nephew, Ed. Sending a prayer, light and love to you, dear friend.

    Reply
  • July 12, 2016 at 1:21 PM
    Permalink

    A sad but reverent poem to remember your nephew by. I’m so sorry to read that he was taken by cancer, a disease so brutal and unforgiving. Ronnie has read your words and honors you Ed, his uncle. Yes indeed the two of you will meet in the great beyond one day, arms stretched out, waiting to feel you close. Keep him always in your heart my friend, say a prayer every day as you ride the range and keep his thoughts with yours. Peace and love I send to you this day.

    Reply
  • July 13, 2016 at 7:15 AM
    Permalink

    Ed, this is a beautiful and loving tribute to your nephew. Thank you for sharing this personal poem.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

Our cookie settings are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. By continuing to browse this website you are accepting our cookie policy.

Close