The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS October 16, 2021

Our Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “if.” Start your post with the word “If.” Enjoy!

If only I’d made more time
To travel to your door
If only we been closer
Or I’d known what I know now before.
If only I had told you how much I really care
If only I could touch you, If only you were here.

© willowdot21 Mary and I , Mary seated.

My  dear  and  beautiful second eldest  sister died  in October 2015 . She was a nursing  sister  all her  working  life and  she  touched  so many  lives. She died a horrible  and  painful  death due  to a  drug  resistant  bug. 

Last moments

The  machines  murmured and  slowly  stopped their pings

As her  soul, finally  at  peace, was  released  and  found it’s  wings.

After months  of  pain  and  strain she  was  free  to  run and laugh  again.

I hope  you  are  back  with  your  true love and  dancing  to  a sweet refrain.

God  Bless  you  sister  dear

I shall miss  you  so,  yet still feel  you near.

Your departure on my heart has left a scar

You are  still next  to me not  far.

This is part of LindaGHill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday.

38 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. writerravenclaw
    Oct 16, 2021 @ 12:08:38

    A beautiful poignant poem.


  2. Ritu
    Oct 16, 2021 @ 12:19:40

    This is so touching, Sis ❤


  3. lssattitudeofgratitude
    Oct 16, 2021 @ 12:50:12

    I am sorry for your loss Willow. A loving tribute to your sister.


  4. ellacraigwrites
    Oct 16, 2021 @ 12:52:32

    A moving elegy.


  5. Paula Light
    Oct 16, 2021 @ 12:54:21

    Beautiful post for your sister 💔


  6. Maggie
    Oct 16, 2021 @ 13:02:22

    Your beautiful tributes touched me, Willow. I lost two sisters due to devastating illness, too. Bless you. I am sorry for your loss and at the same time I am happy you hold such beautiful memories.


  7. Sadje
    Oct 16, 2021 @ 14:23:22

    So sorry for your loss Willow.


  8. pensitivity101
    Oct 16, 2021 @ 15:15:44

    I am so sorry for your loss Willow. Your post was beautiful.


  9. John W. Howell
    Oct 16, 2021 @ 18:27:21

    I’m sorry for loss, Willow. Beautiful poem and tribute.


  10. Lostman
    Oct 17, 2021 @ 01:55:52



  11. appamprawns
    Oct 20, 2021 @ 18:18:56

    This reminds me of a personal loss – very relatable


  12. Betty Hayes Albright
    Oct 21, 2021 @ 00:34:22

    Willow, I’m so sorry for the loss of your sister a few years ago – and sorry she suffered so much. That makes it all the harder.
    Sending a hug 💗💗


  13. Samanthamj
    Oct 22, 2021 @ 02:26:31

    💙 so hard. I’m sorry.


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