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  • Covid 19 Calls For Me


     

    Life fell away as the inviting floor

    greeted me unbid.

     

    The beginning -

    darkest of bright days,

    the brightest of dark days.
    The confusion of thoughts

    in some maelstrom of peace.


    Goodbye wasn't possible

    though filling the flashing urgency

    of our parting.
    Unspoken words,

    un-understood and in a strange handwriting,

    on a trolley, waiting, waiting, waiting.

     

    This is helplessness,

    this is dependency deep beyond trust,

    this is none of me

    this is the beyond.

     

    This is resting in other arms

    an infant again.


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    This is resting in other arms

    an infant again.

    Thank you for sharing.  I am grieving, feeling helpless, and your poem touched my heart. I am a child of God and reverting to letting myself be held in his arms.

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    Lynnmosher. 

    Thank you.  I find comfort in my faith. I am 71 and my mother was 101. She was born during the last pandemic and died in her sleep during Covid-19. I retired at 62 to take care of her until she became a member of a very caring group home for dementia  where I was able to see her everyday until covid 19 restrictions.  The week she died the home was closed to visitors and I am still missing her daily. Writing has helped me process my emotions. I am grateful for finding this community.

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    2 hours ago, LauraJo said:

    Lynnmosher. 

    Thank you.  I find comfort in my faith. I am 71 and my mother was 101. She was born during the last pandemic and died in her sleep during Covid-19. I retired at 62 to take care of her until she became a member of a very caring group home for dementia  where I was able to see her everyday until covid 19 restrictions.  The week she died the home was closed to visitors and I am still missing her daily. Writing has helped me process my emotions. I am grateful for finding this community.

    HI LauraJo - so sorry that you have had to endure that loss.  We can well understand how you felt not being able to see your mum.  My wife was in a similar place - not being able to see me - and not knowing for three days whether she would EVER see me again.  Fortunately we had a better outcome thanks to the hospital staff and an army of praying folk.  I do hope you found some comfort in the poem.
    God bless,  Keith.

     

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