Love ... Underrated .. Underwhelmed ..yet ..understood
Her eyes tell me that she can make it
The doctor's tone tends to disagree
I stand silent, a few feet away
the wedding ring, luster-less on my finger
Those X-rays .. their images utterly bleak
confirming the worst ..of that which we may not speak
She's nothing but bones & a bald head
Her beauty radiating underneath
A pause as she smiles, gently whispering my name
'I have made peace, my love ... please do the same'
My eyes only on her, my lovely lady on the bed
My heart sinking in despair .. those final words she said
I fight furiously with her ...for me & our kids
She smiles & nods .. tears streaming down her face
My words seem desperate, so do any promise that I make
The selling of all my property .. or extra shifts I intend to take.
I spend that night with you
the darkest hours of my life
The morning brings in a conclusion
the machines eerily silent on my wife
It's been 16 years past that fateful night
Our beautiful daughter's about to be with her man
her walk with me to the aisle so graceful ... her face so much like yours
She misses you very much, I know ... I tried as hard as I could do
and then she pauses ... looks at me in the eye.
I swear I see you .. her voice , yours .. without doubt
She embraces me warmly , her words soothen my soul
' You did good, daddy ... Mom would be so proud !!!'