” Today it is one of heartache,
to see those who once were strong
and protective, just slipping away
like ice-cream on a hot day.
Dignity, respect, joy, loneliness,
depression, fear, sorrow, emptiness,
and the feeling of loss.
Aged and sometimes frail,
yet full of life and stamina,
parents can drain you.
Callous words, forgetfulness,
robs you of memories gone by.
Stay strong they say, ignore the pain,
just put it all aside.
Words do hurt and cause trauma,
sometimes so deep, that to disappear
is a good option.
But who cares for these souls,
who once carried us through
life’s hurdles. When life has moved on
and they are left behind?
I was told today that miracles
Forgiveness, compassion & kindness.
Deep in my soul, in the silence of my
reasons to continue this journey.
I pray for peace in their hearts”.
~ Jean R ~