Our Privilege

Where I once had a full and happy heart,
A haunting sadness now tears me apart.
Now there's an empty space...
Striving for healing, but at a slow pace.

A strong woman with vision,
She drove hard, as if on a mission.
Taking care of others, she was so kind,
With her smile, her hands, her heart, and mind.

She lived well and loved and never did rest;
She gave it all away until she had nothing left.
And then an ominous black cloud came to stay;
It took over her world and wouldn't go away.

We didn't want to accept it but in your heart you know.
At the end what she gave us was what she needed to go.
Some kindness, a smile, a kiss, and our love.
And our permission to go beyond and above.

We were there with her at her side.
None of our emotions did we hide.
Having her home was a lovely choice.
But the one thing we really missed was her voice.

It happened so fast, it was hard to take.
But we are grateful it wasn't a long journey to make.
Her body gave out and just couldn't hold on anymore.
But to watch her go gracefully was our privilege, us four.

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