I’ll Stay

I’ll hold your hand
when your family’s not here,
to comfort your death during
this quarantine my dear.

I know you don’t understand
what this lock-down has done,
you’re simply confused and scared
my sweet demented one.


But one visitor a day
is all that’s allowed,
and sadly you’ll get none
for the fear that surrounds.


So lay down your head
and close those tired eyes,
I’ll stay here with you
til your final goodbye.

38 thoughts on “I’ll Stay

  1. Gosh… this was so touching!

    And as Don’t Lose Hope said— moving.

    I am full of so much respect for you being the one to be there at the end for people. I can’t imagine what that must be like to experience, and repeatedly.

    Lots of love! Like was expressed in this poem 💙💙💙

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  2. This happened to my ex-husband recently (April 7) thankfully the hospital allowed one of his sons to be with him when he died. It is a very sad thing to die alone with no one holding your hand.
    Thank you for you ❤️

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  3. These lines are touching me all the way…how sad to face the last moments like this…that’s why the higher energies have sent beautiful & kind hearted people like you, dear Hal. I feel your pain…you feel their pain…Much love & beautiful sharing ❤️

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  4. These are such difficult times, especially for our older population. My husband is a nurse and works mainly in assisted living homes. It has been difficult for him to see his patients so isolated. This is a beautiful poem!! 🙂

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    1. Yay for male nurses!!! 🙂 Yeah the assisted livings and nursing homes are extremely sad right now. Those with dementia think they’ve just been forgotten and left there. Thank you for commenting 🙂 and tell your husband thank you from a nurse in Wisconsin!!! ❤️

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      1. I will let him know!! 🙂 He loves his work and the people he cares for and it is breaking his heart. But thankfully, there are people like you and him, who can help fill in the void. Thank you for all you do!!!

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  5. That is so touching 😭! It’s disheartening to read the death numbers everyday and imagining the situation that one dies alone without their loved ones around 😔 it feels so hard! You expressed it so well Hal! 🤗✍️ This is a best one from you ✨ Have a beautiful day ✨

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