#Maydays Prompt – Beauty is in the hand of the penholder


There were tears in your eyes

Spilling down your face as you

Were told of the enormity of the problem.

Your love, the one you nurtured

Was unwell and you knew

It was time to say farewell.

You have always impressed me

With your courage and compassion

The love you exhibit

For those close to you.

Your ability to touch the lives

Of so many both spiritually and physically.

Now you are suffering

Through no fault of your own

A quirk of fate, a trick of genetics.

You held and consoled her until the last minutes

Holding her to your chest

Nursing her in this distressful time

Your own heart breaking,

You knew it was time to let her go.

What moved me was the beauty of the dignity

You transferred to her,

Allowing her to feel so loved.

I shed tears of my own

Knowing I am lucky

To a part of your day.


Written for: https://new2writing.wordpress.com/2016/05/18/maydays-prompt-beauty-is-in-the-hand-of-the-penholder/

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13 Responses to #Maydays Prompt – Beauty is in the hand of the penholder

  1. Lyn says:

    This touched my heart more than you can imagine, Michael.

  2. wildchild47 says:

    What incredible sensitivity expressed in this piece Michael. You are a treasure.

  3. mandibelle16 says:

    Really well written. “The beauty of her dignity.” A refreshing way to see beauty, even though it is heartbreaking for her to lose a child.

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  5. That’s lovely, very touching.

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