"Always and Forever"

May 11, 2011
By SarahFaith PLATINUM, Hainesport, New Jersey
SarahFaith PLATINUM, Hainesport, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."
-Dr. Seuss

"Silence is golden, but duct tape is silver."

They say
The last thing to go
Is your hearing…

I hope she heard me.

Clasping her pale, frail hand
Securely in mine
I sang to her, a song I’ll never again sing
Because she can never again sing it

Did she know it was the last time?
I didn’t.
Did she know how much I’d cry?
I didn’t.

Snow white hair frames a tired, gentle face,
Bound by an exhausted, limp body,
Collapsed in a bed,
Chained to life by tubes,
All held together by the beat of her heart…
How inhuman
Can human survival get?

Maybe she heard me,
Maybe she didn’t
“Always and forever, each moment with you
Is just like a dream to me, that somehow came true”

I hope she heard

The author's comments:
The quotes are lyrics from a song entitled "Always and Forever" by Luther Vandross. Look it up, it's one of my favorite songs. And lighthouses were one of my Nana's obsessions, and she's who this poem is about.

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