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Death Be Not A Stranger

Death be thou not a stranger to thee
When to my pain the only repose
Your comforting arm the heart welcomes
Like and old friend too long absent from sight

Wrap your warm blanket around this heart
Keep away the harsh wind and tumultuous rain
The desert wind did parched it so
Leaving it weak, frail and beyond mending

Death a stranger be thou not
In this moment of my greatest need
You the only friend I see
Rock me gently with your lullaby

-Haribaldev Kaur
http://www.authorsden.com/visit/viewPoetry.asp?id=253984

Mom is on a hunger and med strike; she has decided it is time.  We are still battling Dad, with APS supporting us (they received a new referral for mom from a recent ER visit).  New territory.  Scared, but committed to support Mom.  I understand her.  I love my mom.

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2 thoughts on “Death Be Not A Stranger

  1. Oh my, I cannot imagine what you are going through. I know stress, have had 3 years of it with my caregiving of my brother with dementia. The ups, the downs. Some agency definitely needs to step in and take the responsibility of your Mother’s care away from your Father. I know your commitment to support your Mom is what you have to do. I can tell how much you love your Mother. I hope that things begin to work out concerning you Mom. What a sad situation. Hugs and love to you and God Bless you and your Mom.

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