As this month of April draws to a close, the prompt on Poem a Day Challenge for the 30th was “closing time.” This is the poem I wrote to the prompt.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

At 3:00 p.m., we gathered ’round
husband’s bed in the Hospice Hospital
to bid him farewell.

As we sang to him,
his breaths came in short puffs
with longer spaces between.

“We love you, Dad.” Said one.
“Thank you for your leadership.”
“I’ll miss you, honey.”

Others remained silent
as we watched him be delivered
from his earth suit at 4:00 p.m.
to inhabit his heavenly body
which will never grow old or die.

Closing time for a fifty-six-year marriage
lived well.
Waiting for my own deliverance day
to be with him forever.


God’s Little Miracle Book is now available in audio at https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/sally-jadlow/1303687606 for iTunes and at Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B007F5H0H4

10 thoughts on “Homegoing

  1. Sally, what a beautiful poem. You are in my heart and prayers as you walk this new chapter of your life. You are such a steadfast sister in the Lord.

    I love you!

    Love in Him,

    Nancy Haswell

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