Fear takes hold
An icy grip that brings forth tears
Torrents that stream down burning cheeks
Jokes that don’t sound funny
Buzz about in an overloading mind
Building and echoing to become inescapable
A bleak future overcomes my vision
A life spent watching my beloved die
And when he does, will I?
Illness takes and takes
Robbing us of what once was
Of what could have been
Uncertainty my greatest foe
The unknown an impending hurricane
Will he live or will he slowly die?
Will he greet that old friend death too soon?
A life cut short, a life spent in pain
Is it ever not too soon?
No answers to the endless questions
Illness takes and robs
But leaves nothing in return
Fear holds and tears still fall
We know not what is to come
But the possibilities are daunting
Answers evade us
Leaving us in the murky waters of the unknown
Left to wonder what the future holds
If the future…