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For my father

Nigel Morris-Cotterill

My father, Roy, died on 11 June 2016 after a sudden decline in his general condition.

There is an in memoriam notice and book of condolence at www.goodbyeoldfriend.com.

This is my tribute to him.

Sleeping Your Life Away

Sitting by your bedside
Day after day
Watching you closely
Sleeping your life away.

So many of my memories
Where I had lots of fun
Where laughter was rife
You were there, in my life

And now as we come
To the end of your time
As the drugs ease your pain
There is laughter again

We've been able to talk
Of all those old times
Of the trips that we took
Of the things that we made

You laughed at me then
And you laughed at me now
And I laughed at you
And the things you still do.

But now it's all over
You fell into sleep
For one day, one night
Play and repeat

There was nothing for me
That I could do now for you
Except hold you and talk
Of things we would do.

And now it's all over
You've gone from this world
A life that had closed here
In another unfurled.

I add to the lifetime
Of things that we did
That when the time came
We had one last thing.

I was

Sitting by your bedside
Day after day
Watching you closely
Sleeping your life away

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