Final Request ~ a poem by Joy Feldman
As long as life is full and free
Let me live and still by me
But when my days on Earth are done
An Eternal Rest I’ve surely won
Rob me not of the right to die
Let my soul to heaven fly.
When mind and heart and body fail
And doctors work to no avail
Cease the needles painful prick
No more tubes into me stick
Another day, another week
Prolonged life I would not seek.
Remember that I loved you so
Say goodbye and let me go
Pray for strength and then depart
Keep my love within your heart.
Dedicated to my Angel on Earth, Aunt Gini, with love.