Last Breath

As all around him his benevolent family held hands and wept and wailed,

He rallied momentarily, gave his wife a resolute smile before taking her hand and exhaling his final rasping breath.

They could grieve silently now knowing his torture and pain was gone.

(This is my first ever attempt…never done a Quadrille before… this is for dVerse Poets Pub Quadrille # 21: Take a Breath