A New Beginning

T’was the coldest winter, our hands entwined
You gave me that smile I had not seen in a while
I knew then there was something in your mind.
You said, “This is the last night that we would be together
–So let’s cherish it, a night to remember.”

My heart ached, my mouth dry I could only cry
I asked, “Why must we say goodbye?”
“Because this isn’t life!” was your reply.

Wheelchair-bound, your dreams drowned
At every opportunity, you wished to dance with me
Carry me in your arms and work your charms
Go cycling, trekking, and para-gliding
Experience life with all limbs working.

So we went to Switzerland to execute your plan
It had been six months since you were gone.

Since then all the beauty before me
Looked lifeless and empty
Oh, how I missed you every single day.

You left, I wept
“Why you?” I asked the heavens
I had no answer, I could only wonder.

“My love,” you said, “my last breath wasn’t your death,
–Move on, live life to the fullest.”
I woke up smiling
Ready to start a new beginning.

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Rham Dhel

Rham Dhel is a vegan who dabbles in writing fiction. Her stories usually involve humans trying to find meaning in a world in disconnect with its animal inhabitants. She's an eco-child, a friend to all creatures, and a defender of the meek and mute beings of the wild.
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