Our Best

We cannot hold a person tight enough

To save them slipping slowly to the dark

We cannot kiss their eyes and hold their hands enough

To stop the frightened beating of their heart

Our minds can only ride the clouds of their distress

And saddle horses named unhappiness

The best that we can do for them is ride abreast

The best that we can do for them is do our best



  • Fay Slimm.

    Wise words beautifully expressed Lorna. We can do only our best for our loved ones.

  • Neville

    You just gone and nailed it Lorna,

    they are so good and so true, these fine words should be written into universal law....... Neville

  • Michael Edwards

    We can only do our best - well my children turned out okay but, sadly, not everyone knows how to do their best.

  • orchidee

    A fine write Lorna. There's independence, and helping people fend for themselves - even then we're helping them in a way. And some don't accept help.
    No comfort being left alone though, in things like Alzheimers, or one dying. We can only do our best - we can do no more.

  • Mottakeenur Rehman


  • Goldfinch60

    Wonderful words Lorna. Yes all we can ever do is our best for those we love and those around us.

    I like Don Williams.

  • Suresh

    An extended arm -
    An earnest smile -
    And wise words -
    All sign of love and care, if only they would let us share.

    Well writ, experience for self

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