Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Final Countdown

Tired flesh sagging on aged bones.

A frightened face confused and worn.


The patient speaks,

“I feel so weak.”

I reply,

“You have to eat!”


The medical bills have all been paid.

There is no cure, you feel betrayed.


The patient speaks,

“I feel so weak.

I reply,

“You have to eat!”


No more drugs, no more hope.

No one tells you how to cope.


The patient speaks,

“I feel so weak.”

I reply,

“You have to eat!”


You make plans for when you’re stronger.

I ask the doctor “How much longer?”


The patient speaks,

“I feel so weak.”

I reply,

“You have to eat!”


You’re still hoping for a future.

I pray you won’t have to suffer.


The patient speaks,

“I feel so weak.”

I reply,

“You have to eat!”


I wonder if when you die.

I’ll have the strength left to cry.


The patient speaks,

“I feel so weak.”

I reply,

“You have to eat!”




I apologise to my friends for my apparent lack of interest.

Life and imminent death are keeping me busy.

12 comments:

Travis said...

Wishing you peace.

Elaine said...

Sending my love. x

Akelamalu said...

You're in my thoughs. Much love, positive thoughts and Reiki on the way to you x

puerileuwaite said...

I understand, and am thinking of you.

lime said...

i'm so sorry to hear it is creeping ever closer. you have your priorities right as you are caring for her tenderly. hugs.

Logophile said...

oh honey,
hugs
I feel ya,
I so feel ya.

val said...

It's such a difficult time. I'm sorry.

ann said...

((((((cathy))))))

always in my thoughts and prayers
even though I'm hardly here either

Sandy said...

Hey cathy take care. my prayers are all with you.

Mona said...

sending you good vibes! I hope whatever is best for you & for her , happens!

Peace!

BBC said...

I really have no idea who you are talking about.

The patient speaks, “I feel so weak.” I reply,“You have to eat!”

No, they don't, if it is the end why try to drag it on?

I wonder if when you die. I’ll have the strength left to cry.

There may not be that need being as you have had time to prepare for it and pre-morn.

Sudden death of a loved one is much harder on a person because they just didn't see it coming.

As for me, I want my death to be a happy occasion for everyone.

Anyway, shoot me an email and tell me just what in the heck you are talking about, maybe I can help you with your feelings. B

BBC said...

If I ever meet you in person I'm going to kick your ass for having such loud music on your blog. :-)