Reflections ~ Paths to the Sea

Oh, the journey that we’re on,

By Fotosearch

By Fotosearch

Good days — bad days —
days that break the heart.
days that seem so wicked
in the hope that they bring.
You slip away,
then gain your strength.
You call me close,
push me away
Dozy
Agitated
Certain you must go
and stay.

Am I crazy to keep trying?
To get us to the sea?
To plan a great safari?
To upend us from our roost?
Perhaps
and yet
I find it all consuming.
If I lose you,
I must keep you
And that can only be
In a place that’s ours
not borrowed
a place that’s by the sea.

And so we pack
And organize
Negotiate
Conspire
To make a journey
Into turmoil
Confusion
Sometimes despair.
All to hold you close
To know you as I do.
To smell the sea,
or mountain air.
A place that I
can care for you
as only I can do.

But where,
my dear
do I pack away
my ever present tears?

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5 Comments

Filed under Caregiving Backstage, Personal Journeys, Poetry

5 responses to “Reflections ~ Paths to the Sea

  1. Awww (((hugs))). It’s beautiful!

  2. Painful to read for all who know you, and harder to experience

  3. I found this very moving. It’s been a while since I’ve attempted poetry. It takes a very brave soul to have the confidence to put it out there. I’m glad you have that confidence.

  4. Lovely, heartbreaking. Sending you love, light, and hugs.

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