They told us she had hours to live.

In September they

finally accepted they

couldn't cope with her.

The investments began and grew over decades.

In September they

finally proved to be rather worthwhile indeed.

So they took her to a

new bed in a house where

caring was rented.

They told us she had hours to live.

Currency depreciates, but living costs remain high.

She had the best insurance money could buy.

In December them

from Over came to

see her.

In December she

was turned over for

the first time.

At Christmas bedroom Whitecoats locked her door

On Boxing Day Whitecoats picked her off the floor.

They told us she had hours to live.

Too much "care" over the years

Tears not blood in her veins.

They told us she had hours to live.

We flew to her side,

stayed as long as we

could take leave from

our lives.

Then each Weekend

and Holiday.

In October she'd gone quiet.

In March she swore.

It was a good investment

Years paying in.

Years paying out.

Tickets weren't included though

Extra.

Last year they told us she had hours to live.

Every day I am told it is a miracle.

Every second I wish they'd let us mourn.