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Parting Gift

by Chloe Sanders

I held your hand, hoping and waiting
Wanting to feel your fingers closing
It happened a few times when you were actually awake
At the time it helped for my hearts sake
The final nights of no sleep
Memories my mind will forever keep
I got a kiss before your mental good bye
The only capability you had
The only comprehensible thought you could grasp
Was to pucker your lips
For my one last kiss
Hooked up, unable to breath, move
You daddy, reached through murkiness of death
You found a way
To give me a kiss
For me, this was your parting gift.


Posted on 10/12/2010
Copyright © 2021 Chloe Sanders

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Allison Smith on 10/12/10 at 08:45 AM

Tender and endearing.

Posted by V. Blake on 10/12/10 at 03:46 PM

This one is mighty somber, Chloe. Well done, and an apparently very belated "Welcome to Pathetic!" from me. :)

Posted by Anita Mac on 10/12/10 at 10:58 PM

This has left my eyes a little bleary, but I've been a little soft lately. This is a wonderful tribute.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 10/13/10 at 12:56 AM

A very moving way to share last moments. Thank you.

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