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The Dying – The Living

In hospice, as we help our patients prepare for death I’m asked always what can be done so it doesn’t hurt so much, yet All I can offer is to let yourself feel Whatever you need to, as you journey … Continue reading

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Hope

Hope is faith, But it can be a weight If you just stand by And don’t even try To make it real. That’s reality’s┬ádeal. So don’t be a wimp, And use hope to limp Through life’s hardships. Move it instead … Continue reading

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How?

How, she asked, the Creator in the sky Did this happen? She worked She slaved Day in Day out So many years Mending Schlepping Cooking Guided by a mother’s love Hoping That in the end It would all be worth … Continue reading

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If Only . . .

Let us try to avoid Life’s “if only’s” Like If only I’d been kinder More empathetic Spent more time with friends Spent more time with family Appreciated those in my life Worked less Loved more Cared more Read more Rested … Continue reading

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A Newborn’s Cry

When I hear a newborn baby’s cry I can’t just idly walk on by I have to look, check and see That tiny person, oh, so wee Perhaps it’s ‘cuz I miss my babies All grown up, Now a young … Continue reading

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Buried

When our loved ones die We must strive to bury Only their body, Not their memory. Write their stories down And pass them on. Share them with your friends And families Tell them about the gifts they’ve given: Their time … Continue reading

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Not a Chance . . .

Don’t wait To tell those you love that you love them To thank those who deserve thanks To make meaningful connections To build memories that last forever For if you wait too long That chance may pass you by . … Continue reading

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