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I Hear You At Night
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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) 7/23/2004
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 7/22/2004
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..
God Bless
Michelle
Reviewed by Fletcher Bailey (Reader) 7/21/2004
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 7/21/2004
Most beautiful tender caring write Karla!!

Warm love Tinka
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 7/21/2004
"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.
Susan
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 7/21/2004
A painful, yet most beautifully rendered memoir, Karla!
One of your best.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/21/2004
(((Karla)))

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 7/21/2004
Dear Karla,

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
Elga
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