by Alonna Miller
(St. Joseph, MO, USA)
Married for yearsWe watched as the kids grewAt last alone, but something brought fearOur lives were changing, this I knewYour health wasn't the bestDoctors, hospitals, life became stressYour families accusations; I was killing youIn the end your decision, little they knewWatching your body grew weakThe drugs made your mind jumbledDisease progressed, your spirit faltered and became meekAt times you didn't know me, I felt troubledI knew the end was nearYour anger raged; you hated meStill I had no idea of my worst fearThe end so close, finally your soul would be set freeI knew when I wokeDeath was consuming your lifeLaying your head in my lap; not a word I spokeTill the end you were my husband and I your wife
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