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’Til the Last Time

on June 10, 2013

Today marks Day 32 of my husband’s hospital confinement. He has been transferred to a long-term facility and is in the CCU ward. My heart aches and there is no way to hold back the tears.

To my wonderful husband of soon to be 29 years (July 10). . .

’Til the Last Time

Seems like yesterday
You held my hand
For the first time

We met while both working for the railroad.

I trembled
You smiled
We kissed

a soft kiss. a tender kiss. a kiss always remembered.

All the while
My hand in yours
Your hand in mine

Throughout the years
Sorrows took their toll
Yet knowing love endures

You trembled
I cried
We kissed

a soft kiss. a tender kiss. a kiss always remembered.

All the while
Your hand in mine
My hand in yours

In all the tomorrows
We’ll hold hands
’Til the last time

We’ll tremble
We’ll smile
We’ll kiss

a soft kiss. a tender kiss. a kiss always remembered.

All the while
My hand in yours
Your hand in mine

©2013
Sharla Lee Shults

“Don’t go through life never knowing what it is like to hold anothers hand.”

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34 responses to “’Til the Last Time

  1. Sharla,
    What a beautiful poem. It made me cry.

  2. graypoet says:

    Touching.. I feel your pain and yet I see the lifetime shared… My thoughts and prayers are with you…

  3. This brought tears to my eyes. Sharla, I have never had that kind of love, but I know how special it is.. I know you cherish every day the two of you have had, and I pray that you will have many more.

  4. Sharla, What beautiful prose of heartfelt love. My prayers to you and Jim.
    Hugs, Cynthia

  5. many prayers for you both—sending engulfing hugs

  6. My heart hurts for you and the suffering you and your husband are going through. Please take care Sharla!

  7. lgyslaine says:

    I agree wholeheartedly with you Sharla. I’ve been there and I understand what you’re going through. If I dared, I tell you, stay strong to love and dare to cry if you can relieve. Sincerely dear. 🙂

  8. Straight from the heart Sharla where we can all enjoy the love you share with your husband. Blessings always

  9. Penny L Howe says:

    The words and expressions of the love you feel for your husband, and he for you, are most beautiful and soul wrenching. Your words are truly from your heart as always, dear friend. All my love and prayers for he and you Sharla. xo

  10. Sad to read about his ongoing health dilemma, Sharla. I wish the best for you both – whatever that may bring.

  11. bldodson says:

    Thinking and praying for you.

  12. Touched my heart. Sorry for your pain 😦

  13. Sharla, what a long-drawn out nightmare for you both… I can imagine how strong and supportive you have been for your husband. I hope you have family and friends around you to support you.
    Your tears and your grief are – as the Queen said after 9/11 – the price we pay for love. Don’t be ashamed of them, bottling it all up won’t be good for you.Your own words about your love, are so beautiful.and so precious
    Your friends around the world are with you both, Thinking of you, and praying for you XXXX

  14. Yes, I know that one – families are so busy, and distance don’t help… thank heavens you have the cats… they are a comfort…hope their soft little bodies curl up with you at night !!!

  15. Terry says:

    I can’t click on like. I can feel your pain. Know that our God is there with you and your husband. Although we do not know the reasons why this is happening, there is good at the end of this trial. I will pray for him as I pray for Al every day. hugs to you from me

  16. mallie1025 says:

    As I type through my tears, I hurt for you both. . . I also am inspired by your love for each other. What a beautiful tribute this poem is to that endaearing love–may it go on for many more years.

    Love, micki

  17. Teepee12 says:

    Oh Sharla, my heart aches for you.

  18. Nicole Reina says:

    Such a beautiful post. You and dad are an inspiration to all marriages! Congratulations on the 30 year milestone. ..I love you both so much!!!!

  19. What a lovely love song for you to share with us… My thoughts and prayers are with you, Sharla.

  20. utesmile says:

    What a lovely poem, it expresses such love! Sharla I am with you and it is ok to cry, let it flow, it shows how much you love and care. I pray for you both and send you my love and hugs! UTe x

  21. ohthethingsweshallsee says:

    Thank you for following my blog. When I came here to check yours out, I was saddened to read about your husband. I have added you both to my WordPress prayer journal. Your poem was lovely. I really look forward to following you as well. May God bless you. Skye 🙂

  22. I’m so sorry! I’m in tears … i’m lost and can merely, send best wishes from all my way away. Kisses and hugs to you!

  23. […] Today marks Day 32 of my husband's hospital confinement. He has been transferred to a long-term facility and is in the CCU ward. My heart aches and there is no way to hold back the tears. To my wonderful husband of soon to be 29 years…  […]

  24. bbanublog says:

    My prayers are with you Sharla. Almighty gives strength and will power to go on.

  25. joseyphina says:

    A very touching piece, Sharla!

  26. Raani York says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband, Sharla. I hug you in thoughts, and I nearly cried over your beautiful, emotional and heart-touching poem!

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  28. I have tears in my eyes, what a beautiful, touching poem.

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