Like A Rocketship

Karen

A personal poem  for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

❤   ❤     ❤     ❤

I rang her each day for over a year,

I begged to come see her but she would not let me near.

We laughed with each other often but more often we cried.

I wanted to be with with her but her fears, this to me denied.

I begged her to fight it she told me she was tired

I nagged and bullied she said I was fired!

Things never got better she slipped from my grasp

I tried hard to see her but she still refused, so I did as she asked.

Then finally the day came and I got the call

At last I got to visit , not that she knew at all.

I talked of blue skies and beaches and clouds

I did not whisper I told her out loud.

She was struggling for breath then I caught her eye in a moment of clarity

I told her I  loved her she flashed at me   “no pity!”

Her hands were dirty her nails were lined black

Her pain and the squalor are the memories that keep coming back.

I spent four days in her company

I could not believe what I had to see.

I hated  her suffering as she breathed her last,

Sadly these horrid memories stuck in my mind are the ones which I cannot get past.

It was a foggy freezing December day

When we all met at the Crem our goodbyes to say.

To a larger than life, loud colourful girl

Who with a flash of her eyes could set our working day in a whirl.

I sat there sobbing but she had to have the last word

“Get a grip you silly cow” were the words that I heard.

Then as her coffin disappeared for her final bow

She went out  with  a flourish to Queen’s ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’.

Karen 1958 –  2010

 

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. georgiakevin
    Oct 25, 2014 @ 20:35:40

    What a touching wonderfully written poem!

    Reply

  2. Let's CUT the Crap!
    Oct 25, 2014 @ 22:22:27

    ❤ ❤ ❤

    Reply

  3. markbialczak
    Oct 25, 2014 @ 23:45:57

    Here’s to your dear friend, who fought, wanted no pity, and went out to Queen, Willow. Your poem does Karen justice.

    Reply

    • willowdot21
      Oct 26, 2014 @ 04:09:16

      Thank you Mark I like to think she is some where wonderful having a cigarette ( she refused to give up even though we nagged her ) in one had and a drink in the other partying!! I hope I do do her justice! ❤ xx

      Reply

  4. Paul
    Oct 26, 2014 @ 09:27:52

    Beautiful Willow/ I’m sure is looking down and smiling. Wonderful and touching poem. Great post.

    Reply

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