He lies so still. His quiet breathing is the only sound

Dreams of life held in the hands, the hearts of quiet hope

While memories of years past run as a flood through the mind

Each moment remembered a small jewel of a greater treasure

God's precious gift entrusted to your care for only a while

Teaching lessons, giving love, wiping away tears, and bringing smiles

Like a movie in slow motion it flashes past your eyes while you watch

A part of yourself, yet growing, becoming so very unique in himself

A thousand tiny things once forgotten overwhelm your senses

As if, in the remembering, the pain can be pushed back, ignored

But when you open your eyes he is still there as if softly asleep

In all of this there is yet wonderment and hope brightly alive

For each breath is life, and time for another prayer to reach God's ears

Unseen angels surround him, keeping their watch, holding his hand

He is not afraid, for they talk to him in the deep silence of the room

And he knows he is loved, by you, by others, and most of all by God

He sleeps in peace, while there, in that small room, time has stopped

And while time has stopped, prayers reign supreme, and love rules.

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