I know it's been a while since I posted part 1, life from the other angle. It’s gone seven in the morning But at home I wake up at ten I wish I could say “Leave me until later; I’ll want a wash then”. I only scream because when you move me it hurts I know you try your best I know you have others to wash But please be gentle when you put on my vest. I’m not scared of you my dear But you’re too close to my face When I was young my father would beat me And put me back in my place. I can smell that wretched breakfast I don’t fancy eating right now Don’t shove that spoon in my face But you don’t listen anyhow. I get upset and frustrated Because I am nothing but a shell You do your best to comfort me But this is my living hell I once was a telephonist I am a mother of three I’ve been married for sixty years But that’s not all there is to me I like writing and cooking I love a crossword or two But my passion is drawing If I could I would draw you I watch you rushing around You have other patients to see You are so kind and caring You really look after me I can feel my body tiring, Every joint of mine aches I didn’t mean to spit that medicine out, Please forgive me, my mistake. My entire body hurts I have really had enough I don’t want any more treatment Please take off that cuff! Don’t stick that needle in me Stop prodding and poking I’m tired and want to rest Get away from me, I really am not joking. At last I am comfortable With no one pestering me I cannot feel any more pain At last you finally see I begin to get very sleepy I know the end is near I just wish I wasn’t alone Loneliness is what I fear I see your bright, warm smile I am no longer scared I am now finally at peace To see someone really cared This is not how imagined, How my death would be But I feel so honoured You are here with me As I take my final breath I hear you begin to cry But I know you did your best You really did try You did more than you know You made sure I was peaceful And that I was well looked after And for that I am grateful I know I bit and hit you When you tried to feed me I wasn’t the nicest patient I know it wasn’t easy So now I thank you for all you’ve done I know my family will too You are an angel among the living I will watch over you.