Stoic Love

Stoic Love

By Kay Bradley

Some repent on their final day
Some confess a sin
Some just want to say
goodbye to their loving kin

Dad and Mom, married for fifty years
Mom not as affectionate as he
She rarely spoke of love or shed tears
His love for her displayed for all to see

The hospice nurse said the end is near
I cried holding Daddy’s hand
Mother sat with eyes still clear
Her silence hard to comprehend 

Suddenly his eyes flew open,
And smiled at Mother from his bed 
“You’re a good woman” final words spoken
Then breathing stopped and he was dead

Her love for him was never told
Yet she gently took his hands to fold.
She covered him with her best throw,
And said, “I don’t want him to get cold"

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