Sunday, March 10, 2013

I watch you
slowly slip away from us.

I wonder
what you think,
watching those you love
being left behind.

The once loud, funny man
we all knew
wasting away
to nothingness.

The guilt flows
as I wish I'd spent more time
getting to know you.

You are
my father, my friend,
my faithful prayer partner.

What will I do
without you?

14 comments:

  1. Shelly, I'm so sorry you are going through this. I lost my dad to cancer almost 20 years ago and it was so, so, so hard. You and your family are in my prayers.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Shelly, I'm so sorry you are going through this. I lost my dad to cancer almost 20 years ago and it was so, so, so hard. You and your family are in my prayers.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Shelly, I'm so sorry you are going through this. I lost my dad to cancer almost 20 years ago and it was so, so, so hard. You and your family are in my prayers.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Shelly, I'm so sorry you are going through this. I lost my dad to cancer almost 20 years ago and it was so, so, so hard. You and your family are in my prayers.

    ReplyDelete
  5. The days are hard as you go through this, yet there will memories from them that later you will cherish. The watching is painful. Banish the guilt. Praying for you.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thank you both, Carol and "newtreemom." I covet your prayers! I'm blessed to be a part of the blogging community. Thank you for the kind words and encouragement!

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is heartbreaking. I just want you to know that I'm praying for you and your family. I know we're going to find a cure for cancer, it's gotta be right around the corner. I'll add some prayers for that too.

    ReplyDelete
  8. That last question you ask is so hard. The death of a loved one leaves a void, but with time you'll live with the loss. Cherish your memories. What a legacy your father is leaving to you, his friend and faithful prayer partner. My heart and prayers go out to you.

    ReplyDelete
  9. It's so clear that you had a special bond with your father- that is a gift which will sustain you through this loss. You are in my prayers.

    ReplyDelete
  10. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Hold tight to the days...and let go what you must; however, I hope you can find solace in the memories and love you share.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Oh Shelley... My eyes sting with tears. Thank-you for your brave words. They cut strait to the heart.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Becca's right, your words cut to the heart. You write silly and humorous one day and then brave and heartwrenching the next. I didn't know you were a poet...I'm glad to "meet" this writer side of you.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Wow - I love the way your heart shines - even when it's grieving, the LOVE shines through.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thank you all for sharing. I am humbled...and I am smiling...Thank you for investing time commenting...and for the prayers!

    ReplyDelete