Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Withdrawal


Refrigerate 
your anxious need
to sugarcoat the situation;
 I'm devoted to helping you
through this phase of life.
I sleep on ice
while you sweat,
watch your weakened body
melt away as scrawny legs
freeze up, refuse to move
without assistance.
I'm here.
 
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Prompt Inspiration:
3WW~ anxious, devoted, scrawny

26 comments:

sabrabowers said...

Thanks for being there for her. Lovely poem.

Jae Rose said...

Withdrawal is such a powerful title..although sad there is a great amount of determination and strength in these words..sugar coating can definitely waste valuable time it's almost as if you demonstrate this in the paring down of words

Mary said...

You are in a difficult position there, Laurie; but I am sure you are handling it with grace. I am guessing Presence right now is her greatest need.

alan1704 said...

This made me cry, beautiful compassion, loving commitment. Exceptional words.

ramblin rose said...

it reminded me of my own Three Word Missive...best of luck in these daunting times. Beautifully done! www.cebelina.blogspot.com Anxious, Devoted, Scrawny

Gabriella said...

I am sure your mom appreciates your unfaltering presence and love, Laurie. Thinking of you during these difficult times.

Gillena Cox said...

i luv the thought of someone being there for the personae in need; there is love in this poem

thanks for stopping by my blog

have a nice Wednesday


much love...

Brian Miller said...

and being there matters, you know...that we set aside our own comfort for another...it is noble...and having you there matters.....know that.

Sheilagh Lee said...

aw you're there for them that's the most important thing

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I'm with Brian - you are noble. It is often hard for the one being cared for to accept the situation, so used are they to being the caregivers......as Mary says, your Presence is such a huge gift. The "I'm here" so loving and strong. You shine, kiddo - know that, even if all you feel right now is tired beyond belief.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Such actions earn you a front row seat in Heaven. Good, reassuring poem.

Robyn Greenhouse said...

Wishing you much strength as you need it.

Peggy said...

You used your difficult time to create something quite beautiful here. Hugs and carry on.

Robert Bourne said...

support is one of the great gifts.. you wrote a great poem.. full of this gift...

artbyrae said...

i love your wording

Lasha M said...

Its a lovely way to say about how we thrive for others life

Sumana Roy said...

uplifting and inspiring lines.....
love this strength and commitment.

kaykuala said...

It's one sacrifice for the other. It's a noble thing. Nicely Laurie!

Hank

Helen said...

When you 'go there' deep in your pain, I am reminded of the years I watched as my mom wasted, faded away. Stay strong, Laurie. This is powerful.

Kathe W. said...

stellar and oh so thoughtful

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Sad and yet inspiring.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Sad and yet inspiring.

Pealogic said...

I like what you did here and your choice of words was super.
Ciao
Pea

SaraV said...

Laurie, those first 3 lines are so perfect, it's hardest but best to face it without the sugar coating. Let's you speak from the heart. Much love and empathy for you and your mom. PS loved that photo of your son running through the frosty air

Gail said...

You nailed it!

Nicholas V said...

Nice play on the theme. I enjoyed this a lot.