Pappaw's Poem

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
This was written as we departed my grandfather's room on the last night we would get to see him on this earth. He was an Alzheimer's patient.

Submitted: March 02, 2015

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Afraid to live
Afraid to die
I don't understand
And so I cry

Afraid to let go
Afraid to rest
So I hold on tight
To what I've got left

I've lived my life
I've finished my fight
I don't want to let go
Don't wanna leave you behind
But I know I'll see you one day
Across the great divide

You tell me I can go
You tell me I've won
When I get where I'm going
I'll be with my son
And my wife of 49.5 years
Where there'll be no more sorrow
There'll be no more tears

This disease may have took my mind
But I sure know your love is divine
This disease may have took my memory
But what is best is ahead of me

I've done my best
I've loved you dearly
Please don't cry for me
I'm where I should be

I let go
I won the race
And I can't wait
To see your face

- Laura J. Sullivan


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