Monday, November 26, 2007

Winter's cold message

Sometimes Winter is a cold message, a letter that chills the heart. That the message comes in Winter makes it all the more cold.

Phonecall - Beloved at ER.
Going home to hospice care.
Pain management now.

State of mind unknown.
Not set, not ready to go
No talking about.

Son in denial
Acting normal as can be
Father is stoic

Mother soldiers on
Wife pure, attention focused
Solely on Beloved.

Departure midmorn
It is cold. The ice is black.
Overnight in Medford

Chains may be needed
The coast the preferred route
For unkind winter.

12 comments:

Marja said...

Annie elf very chilling indeed. Very wel expressed and I sent you my blessings in this difficult time.

AnnieElf said...

Thank you Marja. Terrible time indeed. His wife has traveled the road of bride to almost widow in a matter of weeks.

keith hillman said...

Very grey, very cold and oh so sad.

UL said...

How deep and sad, Annie. stirred my mind and has me still worried for the him and her. Thank you.

tumblewords said...

How sad. You wrote it beautifully, though!

Rambler said...

State of mind unknown.
Not set, not ready to go
No talking about.

Annie, liked these lines a lot, very well written

Thinking aloud said...

how sad!!!! my prayers...
I too have a dear realative undergoing chemotherapy and it is a testing time for us!

gautami tripathy said...

I send my prayers.

paris parfait said...

Ooh, this gave me a chill; a reminder of something that happened to a dear friend.

Michelle Johnson said...

I feel there is more to this story than I am aware of but, your words are well placed and my heart goes out to you in this time of hardship. I hope things brighten for you.

Thank you for your kind words on 51 Train. Have a nice day.

Lea said...

beautifully written dear heart...

Mary Timme said...

I've never seen it said better, Annieelf! Never! You caught it all! I'm so impressed and saddened and heart broken and hopeful. . .all at the same time!