Saturday, February 2, 2013

Walter Hale

Walter is fading
his health failing

age and illness soon to take him
his daughter dreads the moment

her father passes
she is a daddy's girl
doesn't know how she'll take it
doesn't hold back her grief
doesn't hold back tears
she is a daddy's girl
his body no longer strong and tall
voice no longer strong and clear
only a frail frame remaining
only faint syllables whispered
words as if spoken from a distance
we lean in to hear
we smile
he smiles
his smile
yet pain is steady
he is weak
we wait
when the last breath will be
and he is no more
what will life be
beyond his passing
Walter is fading

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