In this special blog post, Ontario’s Diane Handcock shares an original poem, in which she reflects on a life well lived and describes a readiness for what's next.
It is time….
I am ready….
My wings of life are weary
And my soul seeks rest.
How wonderous this life’s journey has been:
I have loved and been loved
And have gained much from my cherished family and friends.
I have experienced many of the countless delights that life can bring
And found comfort and hope even within great pain and despair.
I have been graced to walk within this vast, perplexing universe
And felt a wonderous star upon my face.
I have seen things as only a human can, think as only a human can
And have been awed by it all.
Know that I care so deeply for all those who surround me now.
You have touched my heart and will remain always within me as part of who I was.
I am ready.
Diane Handcock has written spiritual poetry for the past 10 years and has been published in Gathering magazine. She has always been a strong believer in the right to choice.
Dying With Dignity Canada thanks Diane for sharing her beautiful work with all of us.