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Lori Grosser Rhoden
Member Rara Avis
since 10-10-2009
Posts 7934
Fair to middlin'


0 posted 07-06-2017 11:25 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

It is nine in the evening.
The twilight of the sky
out the window
looks like early morning
and time to put on my walking shoes.
It is still nearly ninety out.
Otherwise, one might be tempted
to take an evening stroll.
We used to sit out on the porch
and watch it get dark.
But cancer changed all that.
Cancer changed everything.
It changed him.
Just the word made him sick.
Weíre down to just weeks
until they run the scan
that will tell us
if they got it all.
I pray they did.
The cure nearly killed him.
It shook him to his core
to be so sick for so long.
It took his self-confidence.
I have felt helpless
to help him.
Nothing I do
eases his mind or body.
Except to listen,
to hear him tell me
a hundred times over
things neither one of us can change.
Iíve watched him withdraw
into himself and shrivel up
into a grumpy old man.
A part of me aches for him
for all that heís been through,
the rest of me wants to
kick his butt
and wake him up
to ways of feeling better.
Jesus, how I miss him.
Iím putting my prayers
and my money on him
getting a clean report,
that will finally
give his mind a momentís peace.
And that heíll come back to me
from that dark cage
where cancer has had him kept.
Until then Iíll watch the window
and the skies turn light to dark
and back to light again.
LGR©7/6/17


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BluesSerenade
Member Patricius
since 10-23-2001
Posts 10534
By the Seaside


1 posted 07-07-2017 12:02 AM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

Oh Lori, how this aches.  I so wish I could find the words to comfort you.  I hope the days ahead will be peaceful ones.  My heart and my prayers go out to you.
Lori Grosser Rhoden
Member Rara Avis
since 10-10-2009
Posts 7934
Fair to middlin'


2 posted 07-07-2017 12:31 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Yeah well, it pretty well sucks. But you just have to make the best of it or it just sucks worse, know what I mean? It could be worse, we have not been hit by a tornado yet.
~L
JerryPat2
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since 02-06-2011
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South Louisiana


3 posted 07-07-2017 10:23 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

I hope the next scan will turn out positive, Lori.

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

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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Posts 7934
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4 posted 07-07-2017 07:10 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Me too. I now can more fully appreciate the statement that "the suspense is killing me."
~L
Poet In Pink
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since 05-18-2017
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MI


5 posted 07-08-2017 07:21 PM       View Profile for Poet In Pink   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet In Pink

Dear Lori Lou my heart breaks for you, your hubby and family ~ I have had to face the big C with many of my family members  ~ I know how hard it is to travel that road ~ Sending you all my good wishes and prayers for a good report   Huggerz ~ Alana
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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since 10-10-2009
Posts 7934
Fair to middlin'


6 posted 07-09-2017 05:34 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Pinksweets,
Thank you for your good wishes. Cancer is a hellish business that is hard to comprehend till you been down that road. I feel for you and your family. So here's to keeping the chin up and the anxiety and discomfort down!
~L
 
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