A Poem to my Love As Cancer starts to take Me. Possibly my last blog

in #life6 years ago

I feel the time is getting close
When we will have to part.
I’ll show that I’ll miss you
With those last words from my heart.

We must be dreaming,
For it has gone too fast.
The time we have spent together
Will soon be in our past.

I have only gone on ahead of you
And not just left you behind
Although you can't be with me right now
I will live on in your heart and mind

The day will come when you see me again
On Heaven's distant shore
And the two of us will walk hand in hand
Together forever more

I am but waiting for you.
because in death love never dies
Somewhere. Someday, maybe an eternity
That seems just around the corner.

And you will make it if you try.
Just hold on to our memories
And never say goodbye.

Do not worry our boys have taken the reigns and will still bring you flowers on your Birthday from me


Wow ! What a great poem ! In my prayers

Very beautiful. Your poems are so heartfelt and touching. Sorry, last night was such a hard night for you guys. I can't even begin to imagine it on either end. You're are definitely one of the strongest people I have 'met' Thank you so much for your story, love and strength. Most of all thank you for showing others that quality is better than quantity. I think it is amazing that you guys were able to 'run away' together rather than being stuck in a hospital bed.
I wish you peace.

Thank you so much. great words from great people inspire me. you have inspired me.....Thank you

Your poem Brian is again so beautiful, I am speechless and beyond words ..crying... All well to you both and your boys!

Thank you so much........

Brian. I love it, you replied :) Thank you!

Thank you for sharing this @briancourteau. Your poem speaks volumes about your strength and insight and hits very close to home. Wishing you and your loved ones peace (((om)))

Thank you @steemmeupscotty, I'm the lucky girl this poem is meant for. Brian is the strongest and most insightful man I have ever met, and I feel unbelievably fortunate to have had the time together that we have. It feels way too short, but I focus instead on the minutes and the hours and the days, enjoying every last drop we can squeeze out of it. It's not over yet!

Your comment

hits very close to home

makes me wonder if you're standing near or in one of our shoes? I sincerely hope not, but I am here to listen if that is what you need.

Thank you again for such a kind reply.

Hi @lynncoyle1 :) And thank you for your reply. It's awesome to see the gratitude and appreciation of the present moment you guys so obviously have. What drew me to Brian's poem was something similar that's happened in my fiancee's and my life.

She was diagnosed with an enormous tumour in her left lung back in late December, was fast-tracked to have it removed in January, and has spent extensive time recovering not just from the trauma of the operation, but coming to terms with the huge 'jolt of reality' which came with the whole ordeal.

We waited weeks for the biopsy results since the tumour was so big, measuring 23cm by 23cm by 12cm. Thank goodness the results came back benign. It was classified as a pleural fibroma, an incredibly rare kind, and even more rare to be seen at such a size.

One thing that's come out of this for both of us is the importance of following our bliss, as Joseph Campbell so aptly said. No more corporate job for her. The future's certainly uncertain, but then again it always has been.

While I've also had my own 'challenges' in life and close to death, most of it was of my own making. Charlene's have been on a different level to which I can't compare, but can relate to a degree.

I guess, to sum up, what we've collectively learnt as a couple through this is how important it is to live with passion and compassion, and to stop taking ourselves so damn seriously.

Great to meet you guys! Keep squeezing and enjoying those precious drops of your time together 🌅

Aww @steemmeupscotty, I'm so sorry to hear about you and Charlene's story, but I am so thankful that things seem to be ok with her. I'm even more thankful to read this:

what we've collectively learnt as a couple through this is how important it is to live with passion and compassion, and to stop taking ourselves so damn seriously.

We very quickly realize in times such as these, what is truly important in life, and what is utter nonsense. I sincerely hope that you two have many more years together to enjoy all that is important in life! Have fun, laugh, be silly and most important, love with all your hearts.

It was very nice to meet you as well! Send our best to Charlene (she's not on here, is she?) too! Cheers :)

Thanks so much. I'll pass on your good wishes to her, as soon as she wakes up ;) I've become an early riser throughout all this for some reason or other :) And yeah, she is here @grumpytomatoes but not really active .. fingers crossed she'll have her intro post done and dusted before the weekend is out. I'm gently nudging her to start posting.

I am a member of @newbieresteemday, @helpie and @greetersguild. They all welcome, support and mentor new and not-so-new people here. I also am a member and curate for @asapers whose focus is to "pay it forward" and promote quality unnoticed posts. You and @grumpytomatoes (great name by the way ;) are welcome to join all of them too. They each have a Discord channel that I can give you the links too as well. Let me know if you guys are interested and I'll hook you up :)

I am where I am here because of the awesome communities I have supporting me (and vice versa); they are all an awesome group of people to connect with too.

Awesome! I'll check out said groups for sure and will point Charlene in the right direction. Looks like you've got some good stuff going on 👍🚀 Are you on discord under the same name? I am ☺

Thank you so much....I am grateful. Back at you for the peace and happiness my friend

This is so beautiful; thank you for writing all of these poems to me, memorializing our love for eternity. I'm counting on you waiting there for me, with our pups, and the ravens, and I hope it feels like a blink of an eye in time for you. I fear my time will feel much longer...

I love you more than those three words can say <3

I am afraid my love. for you being alone , not of dieing anymore. I am sorry i will end up leaving you alone. I love you more than words and will be watching over you

Please don't be afraid for me; you know I am strong, and somehow I will learn to live with a hole in my heart. Knowing that I will one day be reunited with you, our families and our many pets gives me some solace. I too love you more than words can say.

You better watch over me, or you'll be hearing about it when I do see you again:)

Oh, Lynn. You guys make my tears pour all over again. ;)

You better watch over me, or you'll be hearing about it when I do see you again:)

LOVE that!!!

So sorry I found this post so late but am very happy to read another love poem by Brian to you.

Just looked out at the early morning sky here in Jamaica and sent both you and Brian all my love for a good day today. xxx

I LOVE that our story will be here forever! Please don't be sorry that you found this post "late"...the fact is, you found it and here we are ;)

Thank you for the love from you and your early morning Jamaica sky! Who knows, maybe one day I will make my way to Jamaica to meet @angelacs ...the real person! :)

Yes!!! Isn't that amazing??!!! ;)

You're Welcome, Lynn. I'm sure you'd love Jamaica and it would be great to meet you in real person. I was also thinking of venturing in to Discord to meet you there too. ;)

Are you on Discord anywhere yet? Truthfully, I belong to several groups but am not a chatterbox in them for sure. I prefer it more out here :)

Oh, Brian, just found this poem of yours for Lynn. Tears all over again. You write so beautifully, simply and sooo authentically of your love.

Thank you for being such a big Blessing in my life in this short time. I am sorry I'm only just now on Steemit and meeting you guys.

I know you and Lynn already have so many friends here. And that they will all be looking out for and taking care of Lynn. Know that I will be checking in regularly on her too and hopefully getting to know here much better also. And will check in on you, through Angels and all. ;)

Sorry to have found this post so late but better late than never. It has moved and refreshed my heart immeasurably. Thank you again.

I'm close to tears, I can't even imagine what you are going through right now. But to have the strength and courage to face death as you have, you have defeated death already. You win, you are a winner.
All the best to your boys and you.

thank you so much for these words. They make me feel motivated again

you have defeated death already. You win, you are a winner.

SOOOO very true, @addempsea. So very true.

This is such a beautiful poem and after reading your posts it's amazing to se the love between you and your wife 🤗 so inspiring and I really wish for you both to find piece and go along happy lane together. My prayers are with you and your family. Much love 💙💚💛💜