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A World Filled with Beauty
Sometimes we Forget to See the Beauty all Around us
Time Slips Past and Sometimes we Forget to See.
Due to the progress of what they couldn't stop.
They allowed her outside to the world she had forgot.
She gazed at the sky with it's white cotton clouds.
One shaped as a dragon being chased by a mouse.
Her nose knowing only the hospice smell.
Breathed in sweet lavender, as her heart swelled.
She felt the warm sun stroking pale, thin skin.
Bird calls mingling on softly blown wind.
She slipped off soft slippers,
Placing cold feet on hot stones.
Her mind wandering over all she had known.
Given a yellow cushion to rest at her back.
Ice filled water and digestible snack.
She gazed at them kindly as they fussed all around.
Their voices of concern a far distant sound.
She sipped at the water and picked at the food.
Trying to eat some so they would feel good.
She sat for a long time eyes closed, shut tight.
Knowing that moment all would be right.
'Time to come in now, its rest time,' they said.
Placed in her wheelchair and lifted to bed.
As night fell down quickly she remembered her day.
The lavender, the sunshine, a gentle breeze at play.
The hot burning feeling with her feet touching ground.
Sips of iced water, soothing bird sounds.
She smiled as she lived it a thousand times in her mind.
Each sight, sound and smell a memory entwined.
That day was sadly to be her last,
The future was stolen, her time was now past.
Gone in the morning Cancer stole her away.
But something had happened the previous day.
Before she left us she had a light in her eyes.
She passed with a smile which helped ease our cries.
Contentment in her soul was what she had got.
Throughout her life, the one thing she had sought.
When everything is stripped and taken away.
We see the beauty which we miss everyday.
© 2013 Anna Haven