I sat and held your hand

I sat and held your hand

As your last breath you took

I’ll never forget the stillness

The quietness – not a sound

I’ll never forget the sense of loss

That struck me then – so profound

I’ll always remember looking

When at first you were no longer here

For a simple reason 

Why your loss I shouldn’t fear

And then the time came around

When the loss turned to gratefulness

For the lives you left behind

The time had come for you to go

It was impossible to prevent

But the memories you left behind

Has left us all content