The Last Words

January 21, 2008
By Kristin Field, Wonewoc, WI

So weak, so tired,
she watches every movement being made,
my cousin’s running around.
She doesn’t know what’s going on.
Tears run down my face like a wishing well.
I can only concentrate on my empty heart.

I am so exhausted, and I think,
she’s going to be in a better place.
She always taught me how to smile, so I do, but
I’m not ready to say goodbye.
“I’ll miss you, I love you Grandma,” I whisper.
I squeeze Grandpa’s hand so tight,
I see sudden twitches of her hand.
“I love you”
are the last words she said.
A deep hole,
inside like my life is coming to an end.
A mother, a wife, a grandma and more,
in my heart forever and always.

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