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A Mother of recovery
by E. J. Farrand

Monday, May 28, 2007
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My Mom is doing better each day now. Wednesday marks the 2 week period since her surgery to place the feeding tube.

A plastic bag
instead of a Corel plate;
a long flexible tube
replaces the fork and the spoon.

Cream colored liquid
with a unappetizing taste,
poured into the bag
drip dripping
the length of the tube.

Liquid nourishment
a formula for health,
cans of pure gold
for a person who can't eat.

I hate the term feeding
and calling it formula;
makes it sound like an infant
instead of an adult.

But it is wonderful,
this smooth flowing stuff;
she is feeding herself now
no longer afraid of the process.

My Mom has such courage,
an unseen inner strength;
she wants to live now,
it's no longer a harbinger of death
she has seen the progress
in increased weight.

I'm proud of her
seeing this through;
a weight lifted from my shoulders
optimism has been renewed.


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Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 6/4/2007
So thankful to hear that your mother is doing better, your poem touches my heart. A genuine love of a son, nothing else like a mother...Inner strength and your love will help see her through this, as will prayers! Sending them your way! Enjoyed the write and good news!
Joyce B.
Reviewed by D Johnson 5/29/2007
Good on her! Good on you!

Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 5/29/2007
She is a fighter by the sounds of things, and I pray she recovers well and good.
What a loving write for your Mom, it's so good to see this kind of love, Hugs to you both
God bless and keep
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 5/29/2007
So great to hear. Once a week you could always make it special but putting it in a fancy little jar and tell her it's make believe. I'm so glad she is so accepting. Feeling her strength coming back is a great encentive. Lady J
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/29/2007
Very glad to hear your mother is doing better, and that your optimism's been renewed.
Reviewed by Edwin Larson 5/28/2007
Heart-wrenching... Your Mom sounds like a survivor...I'm glad that she is doing well. Through your lines your love for her is obvious. My best to you and your's.

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 5/28/2007
Thank God your mother is doing better. I pray she will continue on the road to recovery and be back home before you know it. Nice to hear good new.......

Be safe,
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