Fading soul

September 8, 2009
Custom User Avatar
More by this author
I see the blank faces of everyone around me
Which tell me more than I already know.
Fear is taking over me, and it’s the truth I refuse to see -
That on one unexpected day, you will have to go.

You stare at the blank walls, unknowing and still.
I see your eyes, distant and far-away from mine.
Your strong vocals are fading, yet you call out to me until
I answer. I stare at your face and watch you shine

Through your infectious laugh. I watch you,
A smiling, peaceful dream and think that one day,
I will be able to accept it. If I see a light shining through
On a dark night, I will smile, and whisper, “Hey.”

As you arduously make your way, weak and slow.
I see you now, Grandma, a pale and fading soul.

Join the Discussion

This article has 3 comments. Post your own now!

Cecil said...
today at 1:09 pm
My grandfather died from lung cancer, thank you for capturing this feeling of loss.
Alia_S said...
Dec. 24, 2014 at 12:31 pm
This is beautiful, and profound. It is meaningful, but it doesn't come across as pretentious. I am so sorry about your Grandma.
Volleygirl25 said...
Sept. 27, 2009 at 12:42 pm
i can relate to this very much. My grandma died from lung cancer. NIce writing.
Site Feedback