Upon retiring, the fears creep up inside
And tears me to shreds
Fear of closing my eyes, never to awaken
At times it's so overpowering
My whole body trembles, and nothing
I do will quiet my fear.
I cry and pray that this fear of death
Is not my inner self telling me
My time may be near.
Death has taken away
The central being of my family
The person who was always "Few with words"
And strong with love