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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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Fair to middlin'


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Sitting with you today
I listened to your ragged snore
Your body ravaged
not by disease
but by the cure
As your breath
rasps in and out of your
radiation racked throat
I am grateful for your sleep
and the blessed relief
it gives you
This is but one day
of many more
yet for you to endure
I am grateful for your need
that I am here to walk
this path with you
I am grateful for this time
spent with you
in your illness
A prisoner to your chair
you share my cell
You have slipped inside
my solitude
and give me comfort there
I have drawn you closer
and come to know a deeper you
LGRę12/18/16


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JerryPat2
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South Louisiana


1 posted 12-18-2016 01:06 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Ahhh . . . That says it all.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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2 posted 12-18-2016 03:02 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

...the silver lining...~L
2islander2
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by the sea


3 posted 12-19-2016 11:27 PM       View Profile for 2islander2   Email 2islander2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2islander2

lori, these are very touching words, pure marks of love
yann


BluesSerenade
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By the Seaside


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The silver lining is a beautiful thing.  Thanks for sharing this beauty of a poem.

Merry Christmas to you Lori.
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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5 posted 12-21-2016 04:21 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Thanks Yann,
Love is a remarkable thing that can thrive in adversity. ~L
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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6 posted 12-21-2016 04:24 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Hey Blues, glad you enjoyed it.  I'm all about trying to find the silver linings. ~L
You have a Merry Christmas too!
 
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