Last Moments With Him

by Sonia S. Sicat
(Zamboanga City, Philippines)

Last Moments With Him

Seven years ago today
I look back..
The memories of that night
hard and bright within
Like a diamond that flash
from it
with haunting power
kept me under a spell
In truth I did not know
how to tell..
I was in the grip of grief!

The night was blacker
than black..
When I bent to hold his face
The stars subdued their shine
so they could watch
my tears sparkle..
in the pain that
cut my heart.

I bent to cover
his face with kisses
Close to his ears I whispered:
"Dearest, I love you
I know you don't want to leave
neither would I let you go
I wish this moment frozen
So I could hold you forever."
He said:
"Would you hold me.
I feel the coldness in me.
Keep me warm. I think my
time has come. I am at peace
Please do not grieve."
I said:
"If I grieve, it will
not be for you but
for myself.. beloved
For how shall I endure
to leave without you
Who are my love and my life?"
He calmed me:
"You are not alone
I live in my children
Have we not been happy together?"
I replied:
Always, my dearest, always."
He whispered:
"It is slipping away fast
Hold me.. my dearest
Rest me a while."

My face on his lingered
I felt his breath
soft and light as a rose petal
upon my cheek
As my name he murmured sweet
ushered our tears to mix
He sighed as if in weariness
His gentle spirit lifted
The light in his eyes
slowly dimmed
a peaceful smile left behind
A gentle passing
As he said goodbye.

God.. what more could
I have done..
to keep him in my arms~
Today, the fire of his love
Keeps burning until..
my life itself is gone.

Sonia S. Sicat
Zamboanga City
15 July 2014

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Jul 16, 2014
Last moments with him.
by: Sonia S. Sicat

Dear Jennie,
Thank you so much for giving me a webpage in your Website where I can share my loss, my grief and relief in the poetry that I write. I mean to share this excruciating experience of losing a beloved one to others. There is life after a loved one leaves us. We only have to pray and hope that our grief will carry us through until it mends by itself. More power to you, Jennie... stay blessed for all the help you extend to us..always..


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