|Funny how you know the truth
Before he says a word,
I didn’t really need the proof
Even though that’s what I heard.
I travelled home alone that day
My mind and body numb
I didn’t know just what to say
I had been struck quite dumb.
They have become quite discerning
They watch me constantly
They see inside my mind; it’s yearning
To share some honesty.
I wait each day for information
And finally it’s here
With it arrives a new sensation
My mind it is now clear
My heart it soars towards the sky
My eyes release hot tears
It seems I’m not about to die
They want to soothe my fears.
I cling to son and daughter too
And to the one who shares my life
I try to tell them all that’s true
Although it cuts just like a knife.
The surgeon has explained it all
For him it’s just routine
I fear the darkness, as I fall
Induced by strange machine.
I dream, I think, of pleasant things
Of picnics, sun and sea
Of Christmases; of choirs that sing
And the love that surrounds me.
I feel the hope surge in my breast
When next I see bright light
I was told this surgeon was the best
When I first learned my plight.
The one I love more than words express
Is sitting by my bed
He touches me; a sweet caress
No words need to be said.
“All’s well, my love” I hear him say
“It was a great success
We can go forward from this day
No more need for more distress”.