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I Will Not Let Go

written by: Yvonne


Hold on tightly to my hand, Bill
Your family cannot come with you
But I am here
We must isolate you here in this room
I can see the fear in your eyes
Although you cannot speak
If you could see behind this mask
You would see there are tears in mine too
Hold on tightly to my hand, Bill
I will be your family
I will say soothing words
And you will feel comforted in your last moments
Do not be afraid as you drift peacefully
From this world to the next
Your legacy will live on in the hearts
Of those whose lives you have touched
Hold tightly to my hand, Bill
I will not let go
I will not let go



I worked as an auxiliary nurse in a Hospice many moons ago and saw that all many people wanted was to know that someone else cared, someone to hold their hand and offer comfort.



I am 58 years old.
Have been writing since I was a child.
I see beauty in the ordinary.
On several occasions I have performed my poetry in public and have appeared in local newspapers.

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