I whispered quietly holding back the tears
I didn’t want to say it, but in my heart there was nothing else to be said
His heart had failed but his soul never missed a beat
But there in that room, he was already saying his own goodbyes
To his family his life of weakness and misgivings
But there I stood softly saying it was okay goodbyes were important
just as important as when he said his first hello to me as he held me in his hands
and now someone stronger would take his hand and guide him through a life he could not do himself
But my last words were there under my breath, Peace be with you