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Personal Reflection: To my Husband

on June 22, 2012


As you lay weak and weary in the hospital bed. . .

i take your hand

i take your hand
to ease the pain
lend comforting words
for hope to remain

i watch you sleep
restful it seems
questions surmount
nightmares or dreams?

that impish grin
the one i do adore
implies a dream
perhaps of the seashore

a time together
jumping waves, kicking sand
moseying along
side-by-side, hand-in-hand

suddenly the grimace
followed by a shout
grabbing sheets, drawing knees
imply nightmares about

what is it that lurks
in the shadows that bind?
are you searching, seeking
erasers of the mind?

gasping for breath
a soft whisper in your ear
reassures the moment
you know you’re still here

ever so cautiously
struggling to see clear
a soft kiss on the cheek
lets you know i’m near

. . .watching and waiting ’til you are able to come home again.


12 responses to “Personal Reflection: To my Husband

  1. Micki Peluso says:

    That was so beautiful, powerful and touching. If true I know well that nightmare experience.

    • catnipoflife says:

      Hi, Micki. It is definitely a true event! We just got home this afternoon. He was admitted to the hospital on emergency Wednesday morning after a horrific night of excruciating pain on Tuesday. Turned out to be some effects of his last hospital stay in April that still had not healed completely and the finding of a cyst on his left side underneath the rib cage. He will probably still experience some pain even though we are home but at least it is being treated with the right medication. Possible surgery only if the meds do not work.

  2. Micki Peluso says:

    Sharla I got your check today–thanks and you didn’t have to do the shipping. Let me know when the book gets to you.

    all my best


    • catnipoflife says:

      Um-m-m? I don’t recall including shipping. Oh! You mean the ‘tip’ . . . that’s for a trip to Starbuck’s. . .you deserve it! Can’t wait to receive the book!!!

  3. How touching! Each stanza had an empowering thought behind it. It all rings true to the senses.


  4. Debbie Hope says:

    This is rivoting….I can feel the depth of pain here…..I hope the pain has subsided and replaced by some sense of peace.


  5. macie says:

    Stay Strong and Believe

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