My step dad recently passed away in a nursinghome. We didn't get to see his room or visit because of coronavirus.
A moment too late is a poem about a couple separated because he is locked behind the doors of a nursinghome since coronavirus hit. She misses the touch of his hand on hers hoping the vaccine will lead to visits in person. The time arrives too late. Heaven takes him home before she sees him again.
"Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven"
A Moment Too Late
He is stuck behind the doors
of a place he calls home,
where coronavirus locks the entrance.
She misses his friendly face,
the sound of laughter in his voice,
the touch of his hand on hers.
She yearns for the moment
when the vaccine makes it safe
to open the doors,
with no more disappointing visits
standing outside staring at one another
through a layer of glass.
Tears stream down her cheeks
for the time is arriving much too late,
as heaven opens the gates
taking him home.
"Gone Too Soon" by Simple Plan
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