Never Thought


Never thought the love I felt would be the last time.
Never thought petting your grey soft hair was the last time.
Never thought as I passed you by in the middle of the living room,
it would be the last time.
Never thought I would look around the corner,
and you wouldn't be sitting there.
Never thought my heart would feel this empty.
Never thought you would leave us.
Never thought you would stop eating, drinking,
and getting up out of bed.
Never thought we would have to pick a box for you to sleep in.
Never thought we would bury you in the ground.
Never thought the pain we feel would cut so deep.
Now I think you had to go and rest; we understand this process.
Never thought our hearts would feel peace again.
What you gave us is serenity and calmness.
Your strength is the gift you passed to us.

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