A gut-wrenching piece – based on personal experience of watching a loved one.


Formerly …

So proud and assured, in

self-sufficient autonomy.

Strong and decisive

motivated, purposeful


Finally …

Bowed and bemused

Battered and bruised

‘Til … broken – just

A shadow of himself


Threadbare …

grip on reality

as hopes fade

and shadows lengthen

on earth’s brief day


(slightly over 3 weeks later)


Now …

In light incomprehensible

and solace indescribable

entering the Presence

of Majesty & Love