Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Steel warrior

Grieve still I do
Alzheimer's stole you
Every night I pick up the phone
And I so want to call
Tell you the news of today
To chat about your family's lives
But heaven forbid
I know I can't
You aren't home
Your life was spent upon us all
Giving to others
With labor in your days
Living sleep deprived
You were made of steel within
But life is a bottle of wine to decant
You lived every moment
Of every day and night
You were without fear
And refused to go gently
To the light
You held on
To the scraps of memory
The hope you had
Cancer couldn't beat you
You were a warrior
Made of steel
I am lost still
Years since you left
And ever will