Over the years I have seen many of our members start threads in this section. It's a well-trodden path and now it's my turn to take this step. Just a small step, but what significance it has. Her heartbeat I knew so very well. For many years I’ld been under it’s spell. It broke my heart to hear it stop. I was sitting close beside her bed. Thinking of all that I’ld left unsaid. When her heartbeat quietly stopped. She slipped away, no fuss at all. Into the unknown, beyond recall. When her heartbeat calmly stopped. She was ready to go and had no fears. I bade farewell through endless tears. When her heartbeat finally stopped. The crowd around me disappears. But I’m still here with all my tears. Recalling the day her heartbeat stopped.