Trying to capture those last moments of a loved one’s earthly journey

Observing patiently,

Feeling helplessly

frustration’s pangs.

Unfolding agony

compounding misery

as life hangs precariously

in the balance.


Declining speedily,

Calling desperately

for memory’s succour.

Engaging sympathy

sustaining mercy

as death waits menacingly

in the wings


Caring tenderly,

Touching gently

fevered brow.

Hearing spiritually

bringing clarity

as angels sing triumphantly

their welcome song


Releasing into realms unknown