Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Just a call
was all it would have taken
Just a letter
was all you would have written
...to get me out of this.
I admit, I made it hard for you
I was hard to reach
In a sea of success and admirers
It was all a ditch
Too hard to climb out of.
The more I struggled to tell you
The more you didn't understand
But the signs...the signs were all there
My laughter, my jokes, whenever I shook your hand
They spoke volumes I just couldn't say.
The darkness is all around
I see it engulfing me
It's a lonely place
I see it calling me
Just this last time...this last time,I will smile for you.
Saturday, August 9, 2014
I laughed at your jokes
You laughed at mine
The trees swayed in the early morning breeze
As light rain fell on the rooftops
I noticed none of these.
you dropped me at work
I kissed our daughter goodbye as you drove off
I didn't turn back as I looked forward to the day
I wish I had
The memory won't go away.
I plopped my stethoscope on my neck
My attention was now for my patients
I would give them my best today
Like I had sworn to do
Yes, nurse bring him in
Hello sir, how do you do?
Yesterday's gone, oh how It hurts to recall
The sudden realisation, the panic, the phone calls
Shut in this room with only one window
Colleagues in strange suits, keeping a distance
I see the fear in their eyes
I can barely see their hands.
It seems unlikely I would see you again
Our daughter...oh the pain
Where is the sun? How I miss it
All I see is open sky
What do I do, what can I say?
It hurts, why oh why?
(Dedicated to quarantined health workers #Ebola)
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