Heidi by Jo

If it should be that
I grow frail and weak.
And pain does keep me
from my sleep
Then will you do what
must be done
For this – the last battle –
cannot be won.

You will be sad I understand
But don’t let grief
then stay your hand.
For on this day
more than the rest
Your love for me must
stand the test.

We have had so many happy years.
Please do not now shed those tears.
You wouldn’t want me to suffer so
When the time comes
please let me go.

Take me to where
my needs they’ll tend.
Only stay with me until the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail
it’s last has waved
From pain and suffering
I have been saved.

Don’t grieve that
it must now be you
Who has to decide
this thing to do.
We’ve been so close –
we two – these years
Don’t let your heart
hold any tears.

I love you Heidi with all my heart.
Until we meet again sweetheart.



5, July 2001