Her Face is Old and Wrinkled

I hope that this doesn’t offend…it is an attempt to voice emotion through words rather than promote or judge human behaviour.

Her Face is Old and Wrinkled

 

Her face is old and wrinkled, yet he knows her so well.

His hand trembles as he strokes her hair

 

So strong and so beautiful; she has always been his anchor

He prays for forgiveness and takes a deep breath

 

Her eye meets his, they are full of steel

He wants her to stop him but he knows he must proceed

 

Her breathing is laboured, she suffers so much

He curses his hand that clutches the pillow

 

Her once gleaming eyes close for the last time

His eyes lose control as he carries out love’s last wish

 

Her face is so old, yet he knows her so well

He looks at his shaking hands, knowing he will never feel again.

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