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tori
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since 06-18-99
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Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA


0 posted 07-01-99 08:14 PM       View Profile for tori   Email tori   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit tori's Home Page   View IP for tori


I lay in a hospital bed when I was only ten
They didn't think I'd wake up again
Sleep, sleep is all that they could see in my eyes

The doctors said this was the end, nothing to
do nowhere to began

The red cross called them out by name,
Bobby and Wayne came home again
Was that day I opened my eyes to the see these solders to my surprise

Confused and dismayed I didn't not know what to say,I think I remember I tried to smile I had not seen my big brothers in a while

Wayne was on his way to Nam and Bobby the Drill Sergeant would stay behind and teach the young men how to fight strong
This is the way it had to be, Wayne was to go fight for his country

I closed my eyes and drifted back in to my sleep I didn't know if this were a dream, the handsome solders that I seen
In all this time I lay in sleep, never did I dream, it was real, everything

Shirley with the tears in her eyes, how hard she cried, behind her glasses they tried to hide, but there was no where for them to go, I saw her tears, and loved them so

Debbie's face showed all the pain of seeing her baby sister drifting away, there were no words she had to say, her face was all I need see, to know how much that she loved me
Only ten, but I knew just what she was going through
She did not come again to see the pain that I was in

Dorothy stood at the window sill a silhouette cold and still, with child was she, it was just to hard for her to look at me, yet I could hear her softly cry and knew what she felt inside, as soft and low she spent her tears, her love I felt as the tears ran, I wanted to reach and touch her hand

And Linda not a sister by blood, but a sister indeed to my family, "wake up hussy" she would say, open them eyes to the light of day

Of all that came family and friends, was the solders that I recall the best of all
Standing in silence with tearful eyes and showing to me the love they felt, the shining brass buttons I saw on there coats gave to me a light of hope

Then I went in to a dream, or so I thought, from what I seen
Not white were they, but gray it seems these clouds that covered me in my dream

My parents were there on their knees, crying holding each other helplessly, floating in the clouds, no end could I see

I never saw myself, but I was there, it was from the middle I starred, back and fourth my eyes did go, to my parents kneeling down up to the hands above that reached out for me with tender love, so calm and gentle
I knew, though I was only ten, from the holes in the hands, it was him

It must have been peace for I felt not a thing, no pain, no sorrow, no uncertainty and it was with out words he spoke to me
I felt somehow this was my choice to come or go
Then I knew what he meant, it was not in heaven that my time, now be spent

But just a glimpse did I seek from the brass buttons on a soldiers coat to pearly clouds in which I float

And then it was I opened my eyes to see my parents at my side, holding each other crying helplessly, a priest was praying at my bed, to him not a word I said.

Mama and Daddy why are you crying?
I'm thirsty I said, and my daddy put his hand on my leg and cried "she's home"

But little did my daddy know home is where I
didn't go

Now he's there he understands, that one day I will come and take his hand
We all will come and take our place, and laugh and love wraped in his grace

Out of this coma I awoke, the doctors bewildered, they gave no hope, they just could not say what brought me back
But I know as I knew then

I manage to come along, with each passing day I got strong , its been many years since I was ten

And I know that I was touched by him

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We all have a road to walk, take time to say the things you feel for it my not be there tomorrow!

We live with a treatment not a cure, our time cut short, our illness many, and we grow by the thousands

So your love one never walks this road

Give all you can to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
Its time for a cure, now!

We are so close, don't distance yourself so far

Thanks,
Tori

To Find a Cure for Diabetes and Its Complications through Research


tori 1999




© Copyright 1999 Victoria Hosier/tori - All Rights Reserved
WhtDove
Member Rara Avis
since 07-22-99
Posts 9561
Illinois


1 posted 07-26-99 05:56 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

This was very good!!!!!!
A tear jerker with a happy ending.
The good Lord had better things in mind for you!!!
tori
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since 06-18-99
Posts 521
Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA


2 posted 07-26-99 07:56 PM       View Profile for tori   Email tori   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tori's Home Page   View IP for tori

He sure did!!
Thanks for reading it..
T.
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If with pen in had I've made you think
I've not wasted one drop of ink
vlh.
DreamEvil
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since 06-22-99
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3 posted 07-28-99 06:58 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Tori, I found this one lurking in the stacks. I liked it enough to bring it up.

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Shall I indulge in flights of fancy hampered by clipped wings?
DreamEvilŠ


tori
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Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA


4 posted 07-28-99 10:54 AM       View Profile for tori   Email tori   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tori's Home Page   View IP for tori

Awe thanks DE....
Princess Lily
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since 07-13-99
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5 posted 07-29-99 12:44 AM       View Profile for Princess Lily   Email Princess Lily   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Princess Lily

Positively one of the most beautiful pieces of work that I have evr read.~Lily

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We see only what we want to see~unless perhaps~we believe

*A rose is a rose it withers and dies...so long as you keep it the memories stay alive*

tori
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Posts 521
Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA


6 posted 07-29-99 04:06 PM       View Profile for tori   Email tori   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tori's Home Page   View IP for tori

From the Heart...
Thank you so much Lilly.....
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