Sam by Eileen

If it should be that I grow weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep
Then you must do what must be done
For this last battle canÆt be won.

You will be sad I understand
DonÆt let your grief then stay in your hand
For this day more than all the rest
Your love for me must stand the test.

WeÆve had so many happy years
What is to come can hold no fears
YouÆd not want me to suffer so
The time has come please let me go.

Take me where my needs theyÆll tend
And please stay with me until the end
Hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time that you will see
The kindness that you do for me
Although my tail its last has waved
From pain and suffering I’ve been saved

Please do not grieve it must be you
Who has the painful thing to do
WeÆve been so close we two these years
DonÆt let your heart hold back the tears.

You will always be in my heart



25, October 2000