She was 87,
She lived her life,
So long so free,
She was my grandma.
We all wish she didn’t have to go,
But I suppose its better this way
She went peacefully lying in a hospital bed.
She had reached impasse in life.
It had been the perfect day with almost all of her family
When she decided to go,
She was still thinking of everyone but herself
Waiting till nearly everyone had gone for the night
The only new left were my aunty and two cousins,
Feeding her coffee with a spoon
She slipped away silently and without a fuss
Her wishes were to have a happy funeral
To celebrate her life
So we gave her just that.
Even though every one of us just wanted to cry
For the beautiful natured lady
Who had given so much and asked for nothing in return.
We were all crying inside
The only regret I have is that in the past year
I have hardly seen her at all
It seemed like the only time I saw her was when she was in hospital