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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Sunday Scribblings " The phone call"

Sunday Scribblings prompt this week is " Phone Call" if only I could apply the peace and wisdom of today to my life back then!




Hard to Right


Many years ago now

The third of May

A disturbing phone call

Impeded my day


I ran from work

Jumped into my car

The arduous drive

Seemed so far



Nurses hovered

The intensive care

Alone, so small

Oh what a scare


Severance, my choice

that thirty fourth year

A plight that sanity

Would hopefully appear


Her brash judgments

Fostered my ire

That vulnerable moment

Doused my fire


Diagnosed stroke

A bleed in the head

Aphasic condition

Restrained to her bed




Test after test

Still nothing was clear

Determined to know

Confirmed, my worst fear


Terminal cancer

Primary, the lung

Words permeated while

A thousand bees stung


My sad little mother

Boisterous no more

Unable to speak

Quality care I’d implore


I read her eyes

She read mine

next three month

I was lost in time

Silent reverence

She saw my grace

Approving love

Was in her face


Mother and daughter

No longer fraught

Besieged with the praise

I’d always sought

A gift of weeks

Void ongoing spite

Unforgiving lost moments

Are hard to right!


Take today to forgive, it will lighten your soul!

11 comments:

paisley said...

thank you so much for this.. forgiveness is the one thing you can never give or receive enough of isn't it... wonderful....

happy mothers day....

Beautiful Witch said...

Very sad, but at the same time complete. I think sometimes we can build our own belief if it is lacking in the very people who should perhaps give the gift of self belief to us.

GreenishLady said...

That's such a powerful message. Thank you for that.

GreenishLady said...

That's such a powerful message. Thank you for that.

Janet said...

Beautiful words and the addition of the eye photos is perfect. (And you have such pretty eyes!)

Happy Mother's Day to you....I hope you have a wonderful day.

Goddess Diana said...

Dear Love Goddess,

Thank you for your beautiful poetry. What a graceful way to share such an IN-tense experience.

Your ART is lovely as well.

Wishing you,
Peace & Love, Just Because,
Goddess Diana

Robin Westphal said...

very intense and beautiful. I love the photography as well.

Lucy said...

Your soulful gorgeous eyes added such intensity to this very poignant piece of personal tragedy, with as always your positive spin on making us learn from your experience, to forgive. You are an amazing writer Miss Giggles, as well as an amazing woman. Such an appropriate day to share your anguish and love for your mom.
hope you had a wonderful MOthers Day. ♥

Granny Smith said...

A powerful message in poetic form. Forgiveness is wonderful medicine for both the giver and the receiver.

Tinker said...

The eyes say so much - sometimes more than we can say with words.
Wishing you a happy Mother's Day, Sherrie~((hugs))

texasblu said...

Your words speak mountains to my soul. Beautiful sentiments brought on by an event none of us want. Thank you!

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