Sunday, April 8, 2012


I cried when I heard you were in the hospital

The news on my heart was a heavy toll

A thousand and one thoughts passing through my mind

I had no idea what I would find.

I was shocked by the scene my eyes did meet

This couldn't possibly be you draped in a sheet

This couldn't be you being wheeled down the corridor

Attached to a tube and a monitor.

I thought I would meet her nursing you back to health

By your side constantly asking how you felt

she who you laboured and built your world around

was now absolutely nowhere to be found.

I still remember the day of your wedding

How you laughed and danced around the garden

The smile on your face as you greeted everyone

Who would have thought you would now be alone.

Now the doctor wants to speak with the family

I call her up so she can accompany me

He tells us the news we fear to hear

As I console her, I notice her ring finger is bare.

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  1. Sometimes things don't run as we expect...

    Anna :o]

  2. Thank you very much for your kind words.

  3. Umm Dr E, you DO realise that previous commenter was a spam article right? (Of course I'm being a huge hypocrite cos I also reply spam comments, though it usually involves threats, spammer's anuses and sharp objects. Cough.)

    First time on your blog and man, I must say I'm impressed. I'm not sure what this post means or where it's from (prolly cos I'm stupid/jet-lagged/both) but it really made me pause. Well written.

  4. Thank you Angry Medic for finally finding time to pay a return visit, you just made my day. Yes, I do realise its a spam article but decided to play along, next one I just might use your method. So spammers beware.

  5. As for the meaning of the post, just trying to take a peek into how events that happen in the hospital are affected by events that happen outside it and how we inadvertently aid or destroy peoples desires by our successes or failures.

  6. What happened to her ring? This is sad..