What a shock today I had-
It’s a fact that’s really sad.
I showed Gary a picture-his mind did stray-
Those people look familiar but who are they?
They are our children-they number four-
They have given us lots of love galore!
He just saw them -two weeks ago-
Celebrating his 75th-he was all aglow!
He seemed delighted to be with all of them-
Our grandchildren- they number not quite ten.
We celebrated his life – which is ebbing fast-
Physically fit but the memory will not last.
Today to me the stark truth is a shock-
I must face facts & be his rock.
Looking after his needs however I can-
Because he’s my husband- he’s my man.
This is the hardest poem I have ever written-
It’s taken me 3 hours & I’m not kidd’en!