The Last Great Gasp

The time was growing near,

No longer was time on my side,

I looked for a way to tell you dear,

But had to swallow my foolish pride.


You never saw it coming this time,

It seemed though that it was something you wanted,

I tried to let all the bad things slide,

Still, my sleep was full of haunting.


I still love you and you know its true,

Though our life together has been tough.

I tried to hold it together without being blue,

Now, emotionally it’s just too rough.


I have to tell you I am finally leaving,

The scars run deep and long.

I couldn’t do this for fear of grieving,

Before now it just felt wrong.


The nurse walks in I open my eyes,

The room is cold and empty.

I stare out the window to the open sky,

I’m glad I don’t see my kid’s sympathy.


I dream of things for one last time,

Things I never said out loud,

Like how much I love my kid and wife,

And how I much I loved being around.


Breathing shallow and pain is gone,

I’m sorry for leaving this way,

It one last great gasp and a angels song,

Remember me, not this day.

More by this Author


Comments 2 comments

John 5 years ago

U won't have 2 make this decision, the government will more than glad to do it 4 u. Once u no longer have any discernable use 2 them, or if u resist in any manner, THEY'LL PUT U 2 SLEEP ALRIGHT


Rich 5 years ago

What did he do to end that way? amazing how you learn the mistakes when it comes to the final end and before you do them?

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working