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Author Name: Freesymmer 3 Comments
Date Added: February 17, 2020 21:02:38 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Type: Rhyming
Category: Grieving & Loss Add To Favorites | Text Only
 
The Call
Wrote this for my mom... Writing has always brought me comfort. “The Call” So we are a family that did not escape The battle of living and losing to fate. Yes, Cancer is trying to win this long fight Changing our mother before our own sight She’s frail, and pale, but strong in her mind Pushing through treatments, loss of appetite and time New meds, new news, new prayers, and new fears We all weep so differently, some in anger, some in tears Some have faith and believe miracles are possible While others feel cancer is stronger and unstoppable Maybe a sacrifice to teach us a lesson To love her family deeper and do some investing The time that remains has been given a number We use it reminiscing past times we had with her How do you organize six months to a year And smile in her presence so your pain don’t appear We wait for “the call” and for the results that she needs Did this disease give back our mom that it seized? So much to squeeze in, spending time like it’s cash To get out of a human before their birthdate is dashed Mom, we know you’re in pain, and our hearts are in sorrow But we want you to wake and fight again tomorrow Sheryl Hayes, If Life Was Made On Canvas
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Comment By: FreeHenry M. on March 4, 2020 05:18:27 PM Report
Sheri, I wish you and your family all the support you may need. Your words touched me as they would anyone who has had a loved one stricken with this disease that can lay waste to anyone it touches. My thoughts are with you.  Hugs,   Henry
Comment By: PremiumDan J. Mazurek on February 19, 2020 04:04:35 PM Report

I try to use my phone to comment and this is why the extra comment. Your poem is a gift here and to others as you have related so well the pain and tears we face at times. I myself remember waiting on dads next breath and cheering him when he did. So all tears will be wipe away one day but until then keep sharing your caring in words here.


Thank you


Dan.


Comment By: PremiumDan J. Mazurek on February 18, 2020 04:59:46 PM Report

Prayers for all

Dan





 


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