What Do I Do Now?

In loving memory of my brother, Jay Robert Johnson
July 3, 1956 - January 17, 2014

What do I do now,
Since you're not here?
No more visits or talking
to one another.
What do I do now?

Many tears have been shed-
Possibly many more will come.
What do I do now-
Now that you're gone?

Many things in this life you dealt with-
Some things pleasent, other things, not.
What do I do now?

It's not "What do I do now?" But what
should I do now that you're gone?
Be strong, keep a stiff upper lip-
Continue to love you and remember the
good times we had together.

You and I held on the promise of
the resurrection of those who fell
asleep in Jesus. I'll continue to
believe in this hope.

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This poem was inspired from the deep sense of loss I felt when my brother passed away in January. I had a lot of emotions running, and I wrote "What Do I Do Now?" as an outlet. Jay had CHF eighteen years, but the doctors told us that if he took care of himself he could live ten years with it. He lived eight years longer than the cariologist though he would. We were very close and I was thankful for each day he was alive. Someday we'll see each other again.