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Saying Goodbye

By Pauline Hamblin

As I sit and hold your hand,
I think of how I became a man.
It was your love that nourished me
And made me what I chose to be.

Now that you will soon be leaving,
Know that I will spend a lifetime grieving;
For you, my mother, gave to me
A lifetime of love so naturally.

Reflecting on memories of our past,
The love you gave will always last.
Always mindful of my needs,
To succeed in life you planted seed.

The hardest thing I’ll ever do,
Is to say goodbye when your life is through;
For you have been my dearest friend,
And it breaks my heart to see it end.