Thursday, May 31, 2012
They glance at each other
Silently, they appraise each other
None is in the mood to talk
Each lost in his own thoughts.
They sit, each tick of the clock
Multiplying the beat of their heart
Nobody knows what to expect
Each afraid of what they would hear.
The door opens slightly
They glance in, trying to get a glimpse
They can't read his expression
They feel like sheep to the slaughter.
The first goes in
She looks back for reassurance
There is none
Her legs wobble.
The door is shut
They return to the worn magazines.
Their minds unable to see the pictures
The tension is palpable.
It seems an eternity
She finally re-appears
They all sigh.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Waiting for the right time to strike
He is patient, calculating, devious in his methods
Not one anybody would like.
Under the cover of darkness
A bag of sorrows
Enough to quench anyone's happiness.
He smells the fear
In the heart of his intended target
He longs to get near
To whisper a threat she won't forget.
She hears him
Through the stillness of the dark night
She is ready
Tired of running, this time she shall fight.
She is armed
No more will he harm her family
He is overwhelmed,
Disappointed, he retreats hastily.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
She sits, the weight of the world lying on her shoulders
A heavy burden, crushing, the weight of boulders
Yet all pass as if she were not there
None willing to ask about the burden she bears.
Her eyes have ceased from all the crying
Now, she can only do all the caring
A sponge in hand, she gives him his daily bath
However little, she can only play her lowly part.
The part she plays seems insignificant
When compared to the Doctors skillful hands
Still, her watchful eyes never miss a detail
She can tell all that's done right to the slightest detail.
If you'd ask, she'll tell you how many drops form the IV fluid
And how many milligrams in the latest drug
She knows how many calories the doctor said
And exactly how to adjust the creaking bed.
Gladly, she would trade all that gain
For a chance to see him well again
But sadly, she has no choice but to continue to cope
All she can do is continue to hope.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
They stand in line, eyes upon each other
Eager for the course that would change them forever
Some are there out of a childhood dream
Some are there just to fulfil a parent's whim.
Some are there cos they always made good grades
Others cos nothing else made good sense
Unfortunately, this number would decrease
Sadly, some of these lofty dreams would cease.
Not out of disaster or unfortunate circumstance
But the simple effects of time and chance
It would decrease, cos along the way
The realities of life would begin to hold sway.
It would decrease when some volunteer to opt out
After considering what the journey is all about
It would decrease when some fail courses
Having realised life is not a bed of roses.
Of the few that get to the finish line
They realise, all too late its just the starting line
They are forced to make that decision they should have made 7 years ago -
Should I stay, or should I go?
Thursday, May 10, 2012
They met on the steps of the science faculty building
Both fresh from Highschool with dreams of a noble calling
Both knew they each felt a spark
They talked that day until it was dark.
They helped each other through the structures of Biochemistry
Strenghthened each other through the horrors of Anatomy
A ready shoulder through each failed examination
They looked forward to a time of celebration.
In the clinics, she admired how he bonded with the patients
He admired how her white coat made her look so radiant
They were a unique pair
The envy of their peers.
They faced many challenges together
Inseparable, no one could put them asunder
She fought off the young girls stealing his attention
He fought off the professors stealing her attention.
7 years went by like a passing dream
They made it, just like an Olympic team
Now, she's in his home, a married bliss
Dr and Dr Mrs, who wouldn't envy this?