Mandy by Terry

If it should be…

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

You will be sad I understand
Don’t let the grief then stay your hand
For this day more than all the rest
Your love and friendship stand the test.

We’ve had so many happy years
What is to come can hold not fears.
You’d not want me to suffer so
When the time comes please let me go.

Take me where my needs they’ll tend
And stay with me if you can to the end.
Hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time you will see
It is a kindness you do for me.
Although my tail its last was waved
From pain and suffering I’ve been saved.

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

Smile for we walked together for a little while.

“You will be in my heart forever”
Love Terry/Mom


20, Dec 2000