I held her in arms as she whispered ‘goodbye’
Her last breath as she let out a long sigh
Her face swollen, her skin cold and battered
By all means she left our whole world shattered.
I stroked her hand and wiped her eyes
Wanting so much for them to open and see
That I was alone
With agony growing inside of me
One last time I held her hand
And kissed her cheeks
I wanted to carry her away from there
My loving Mother who was just too weak
I heard the people all around me
The silence of people now so loud
I walked away, my heart now broken
I tried to face the waiting crowd.
I watched those around shed tears
And utter words of sorrow
How could they know that I was dying inside
Now that I know you wouldn’t face tomorrow!