All for the Last Time #poetry #cancer #photography


 

While he is living all his firsts

steps that rockforth  and tumble

words that jumble into Da and Ma

terrible two tempers that rumble

colored flecks in baby eyes

I’ll never know where his future lies

I will be living my lasts

springtime  never been greener

revealing the bulbs with my gardening rake

easter eggs treasures my grandson and I hunt

blowing out the last candles on my cake

placing the last pictures from my past

I will be parting with too few goodbyes

laying my walking friend away

wanting one more dawn to see love in your eyes

so many words I need to say

friends to enjoy hug’s last memory

it’s the last time in my rocker I’ll  cry

walking stick

 

This poem was tearfully begotten after hearing that a young woman (of 19) with a toddler is losing her mother to cancer. There is something so poignant about breathing your last sea salt day and never having time to take pictures of your grandchildren.

 

 

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19 thoughts on “All for the Last Time #poetry #cancer #photography

  1. Such a sad situation and what a beautiful and loving poem you have written. The idea of the little one living his firsts as she is breathing her lasts. Your friend is going to need you, Leslie.

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  2. Writing about cancer is beautiful. Cancer is a disease that affects everyone and it is so enlightening to experience it through the eyes of other people. I’m writing a book about cancer because my experiences have led me to the field of research. I’m so passionate about expressing oneself because I know other people can benefit from seeing their perspective. My experience with cancer has been unique, so I’m sharing it, and I’m so glad you are as well.

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