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The Last Embrace

November 30, 2010
By catvillela BRONZE, Waxhaw, North Carolina
catvillela BRONZE, Waxhaw, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"I can do all things through Him who strengthens me"

The news I received was not good.
I could not believe what I was hearing,
For he was always healthy and strong
And had never broken a bone.
All I could do is pray.
Finally the day came when we would go to that place.
One day I heard my name
I went down to see what was going on
And realized that I would see him face to face
I looked in his eyes not even realizing that I would never do it again.
I remember the last hug I gave him,
It was sweet as he overcame the pain.
Leaving was hard because I knew that the situation was out of our hands.
Driving away gave me a sinking feeling
Not knowing if I would see him again.
Months later as we were about to make our last trip
I heard the phone ring,
But it was three in the morning
I knew something was not right
I held my breath hoping the worst was not here
My mom said, “kids”
My heart was pounding
I held my breath
She said, “Uncle Paul died”
It was a cold, sunny day.

The author's comments:
I was inspired to write this poem when my uncle died during the summer of 2009. I have been able to write about my life experiences through poetry. I dedicate this poem to my uncle, Paul Dube. You are missed.

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on Dec. 17 2010 at 1:32 pm
deathbycrayons BRONZE, Waxhaw, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Smile and make them think theres no place else you'd rather be." -Paramore

This is so sad :( Towards the end I wanted to cry. Theres so much emotion in this. I love it.