Death stalks us through transient life
shattering the light into darkness
always there, present, waiting.
Death which extinguishes all
Unexpected or expected
death comes regardless.
Sometimes a period in limbo:
Alzheimer’s – a waiting room of pain
for those who loved you
but not for you,
before release into dark oblivion
where you can be forgotten
most of the time
How can life continue
for those who are still waiting
for their own shaft of darkness
to alight ?
Tony Sargeant – 21st January 2015
It seems only yesterday I was this child on the donkey – and soon after 70 years I will ,,, “fade away suddenly like the grass. In the morning it is green and groweth up; but in the evening it is cut down, dried up, and withered”