Sunday, March 13, 2011

Some Mornings


Some mornings sadness drapes itself over me
guised as a hand knitted wrap, comfortable and warm
but it’s filled with shock and despair, pain of the heart.
A dear friend vital, healthy and full of life, a traveler
knitter, writer, and artist, felled by disease in her
younger than I body. Can’t walk, can’t talk, can’t go and do.
Another friend has cancer, a long road ahead, surgery, chemo,
tests and no hair. Some mornings sadness drapes itself
over me.

15 comments:

Willow said...

Well written poem gives me a punch in the solar plexus, heart wrenching, gut wrenching, the shock and despair.

flaubert said...

Judy, this is a heartfelt piece.
I know how this feels. Well said.

Pamela

Peggy said...

Ah yes Judy, this one grabs me. Sadness, sadness -- you expressed this so well, friend.

Kim Nelson said...

I felt so much this way when one of my closest friends died a few years ago. She left two teenage children who felt like my own. It took months for me to feel like I was comfortably moving in my skin again. Grief takes on a life of its own.

Lynne said...

Very good writing in your poem, Judy, but oh how it shatters my heart into a zillion pieces. It's just not fair.

Myrna R. said...

I'm sorry about your friends Judy. I have felt such sadness wrap itself around me too. It's nice how you express your grief.

Marian said...

sigh. the comfort item that fails to comfort because the sad is so big. well and beautifully expressed, Judy.

Jeeves said...

Heartfelt and emotional! Nice one

Sherry Blue Sky said...

So well expressed.......it is heartrending to see people we care about going through so much. Beautifully written!

Victoria said...

I love you Judy. You tell it like it is - the "can't walk, can't talk, no hair"....It could so easily be me. It's just as awful ti's them. the sadness and the love are both heavy.

liv2write2day said...

Judy, this is so poignant. I'm at a point in life where this is a too common occurence. Beautifully written.

booguloo said...

Sad, but begs a question to myself; Does being alone or leaving someone else a lone bother me more?

Mary said...

Amen, Judy.
Life sometimes really hurts.

Jingle said...

moving, powerful job.

haikulovesongs said...

"sadness drapes itself over me"

a perfect description. i have two friends facing serious medical conditions right now and it makes me feel so helpless.

i'm sorry for your sadness, but you wrote this beautifully.