POWERFUL BOND

Aware the end was very near
During your last painful year
Your heart was opened; mind was cleared
As the Lord was drawing you near

Hearts and minds alike were changed –
Nothing we knew would be the same
No one or nothing were to blame
The only helpful thing was praying

Although the pain felt it could never belong
At the same time, it created a powerful bond
Erupting with love, ever so strong
Between me and Dad, as I’d always longed

I hated seeing him in his state
Though God had already sealed his fate;
Our family’s pain and strife helped create
A love that could no longer be a debate

The hardest time of my life introduced
A powerful bond, not refreshed but brand new
Raw emotion exploded completely through
As God introduced me to my dad I never knew

Even though from this earth you have gone
In my heart and mind you will forever live on

POWERFUL BOND

Melissa Lane

Joined March 2008

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This poem was written in remembrance of my father, George Lloyd Lane. My father struggled through a year-long battle with Carcinoma (lung cancer) until he departed this earth on July 12, 2007. Up until the last year of his life, my father and I had an extremely rocky relationship. His illness opened a door that introduced each of us to a side of the other that we had never known.

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