I Hear You At Night
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
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I see courage when I look into your eyes.
Body weakened by sickness, yet you still try.
I hear you at night when you stifle the cries.
I think, 'There but for the Grace of God, go I.'
I see courage when I look into your face.
You are determined to win, to take first place.
I hear you at night when you get up to pace.
You rarely complain when by pain you're embraced.
I see courage when I look into your soul.
To overcome the enemy is your goal.
I hear you at night trying to gain control.
I see courage as the disease takes its toll.
I hear courage when I hear you singing songs.
Would I have that fortitude, would I be strong?
I hear you at night, God, I scream, 'That's so wrong!'
You deserve better, not this hell that's prolonged.
I see courage when I remember your life.
It feels like someone cut my heart with a knife.
I hear you at night, the memories are rife.
How I miss you, Darling, my sweet, loving wife.
(C) Copy written, July 21, 2004, by Karla Dorman.
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|Reviewed by M.Bennett Hooper (Mikii)
|Oh karla how well I relate to this piece, and how well you have touched my hearts' depth. Peace, blessings and love my friend. < < <HUGS>> Mikii|
|Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
|Karla this is an extremly powerful and touching write, one of your best and that's saying a lot because you only do the best..
|Reviewed by Fletcher Bailey (Reader)
|Karla a very touching write...you have captured the pain of losing a loved one so delicately in your poem...great work...((hugs)) Fletcher B.|
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Most beautiful tender caring write Karla!!
Warm love Tinka
|Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
|"There but for the Grace of God go I"...this brought tears to my eyes. I can hear this advice as my father said it so many times to his eight children. That one phrase stuck with me all my life. Thanks for this tender poem.
|Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader)
|A painful, yet most beautifully rendered memoir, Karla!
One of your best.
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
What a powerful, heartbreaking write that rips right at the heart! Thanks for sharing; well done! BRAVA!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :( >tears <
|Reviewed by ~Indigo~ Elga
This one really ripped at my heart,
so painfully written, you drew me as
a reader right into the mindset.
Trusting that everything will be well.
Warm hugs and love Karla your friend in SA