Today I remembered you
walking past your room.
Oh precious time how you flew.
You who lived to three digit years,
you who was ever so dear,
Sleep now, rest well,
be still and dream on,
You have done your part
so well it’s clear.
Sometimes I wonder was I of any help to you?
Perhaps I was or perhaps was not,
though I really wish the was was such.
I, a mere aide, not really doing much,
But at the time your end had played,
my world was still, no movement, it stayed.
Speechless and emotional was all that remained.
Never did I expect to grow
that attached and unknowingly so,
Till that day I came to learn
that time is something but to yearn.
You left so suddenly, you dear old soul,
Graceful Sophie, dearest one,
Strong lady and darling woman.
I am thankful for our short time together,
How you left I hope you did not suffer.
It was quick as swift could be,
I still recall I could not believe.
Your departure shocked us all,
You were my first, the hurt was strong.
I hadn’t experienced loss for years,
The finality left me in tears.
I am glad you were my first.
For the others who soon followed you,
The pain was present, we had a bond,
It was heart-breaking to lose you all,
But time was up and time to go,
It had come, the end of the show.
I have learned to accept this not with ease,
To never let this prevent me
From bonding with others, as I did with you,
For life would be a dull and dreary tune.
It hurt me then and even now,
But not as much had I not learned
to accept and believe it’s true
That good memories do forever carry on,
Thank you graceful lady, my dearest Sophie.
Thank you Bik Lan for sharing with us your reflection poem about Two’s Company! Well done!