that night before my father's death
awakening to such intense pain
it seemed it was I that would die
when at last you let go
yet still an underlying ache remained
unresolved, like all your many pains
when at last they lay you down to rest
and there, amid the friends and relatives
the pain returned in torment to relate
that I, in mortal guise, had ever known
that pain can be a giant stepping stone
when at last the pain released is finally gone
? Michaelette ?
1998 Michaelette L. Romano
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Take me home...