For You My Friend - Poem by Moore Hope
Memories of you face a concerned and frightening stare
The paleness of your skin, the oxygen mask that you must wear
Tell me, is this going to be alright?
Yes, It is right for you now, for every breath you take is a fight.
I watch you my friend for I know you are afraid
You have fought for your life so long, every attempt has been made.
The regimen you had just did not seem to work
The chemo intoxicated your body, but yet the disease still did lurk.
Let the machine breath for you, it will help you to rest
For your body is weak now, it must not be put through a test.
That was the last time I saw you awake and I could see that you were quite scared
I had to try appeasing your question, for the truth spoken not I dared.
I knew you were not doing well; your immune system was worn down
I donated my own blood to you, cells just to keep you around.
Your were a special friend in my life, you were true and not a fake
You make me see my life in a different view, a view I might not take.
I know you knew that I was there at that last moment saying my good-bye.
I had to leave before they pulled the plug, for I did not want anyone to see me cry.
So I left and went to my car, and cried there all alone.
Twenty something minutes is what I was told, before you finally went home.
I only hope that your brother was there to meet you with open arms
A familiar face of someone you loved, to finally walk you out of life’s harm.
I just want to let you know that I still think of you almost everyday
You are the courage in my heart, that frightening stare in my mind that will never go away.
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