Only She Will Know... - Poem by chantelle ribeiro
She dances on the edge of her time
the tango of life and death
Their lamenting cries
Their fear of what's to come
Goes unnoticed by her
Or does she pretend not to see?
What is she thinking when
she closes her eyes?
Does she see the white light
of heaven's pearly gates?
Does she long for the sweet release
of a life well lived
Or does she fight in silent protest?
Not saying that she knows her time is close
The anchor and rock to many
What mysteries does she hide?
Her devoted loved ones
Standing in selfish need for her to survive
Sometimes planning ahead her funeral pire
Death has its own time
Let her be
Let her accept her destiny
She - an old woman with her beauty
in her eyes
Only she will know
when her spirit whispers
to her heart: 'Goodbye'
That it is God that did decide...
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