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A Mother's Selfish Plea
by Darrell and Kathy Adams

Friday, September 28, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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My eldest son Ben, previously referred to on this site as "Hummingbird" is in the hospital for "Transient Gobal Amnesia". Basically, the inability to make new memories. They have run all kinds of tests for his brain and now are checking out his heart thoroughly, which, news to me, can effect the ability of the brain to function to that extent. The poem refers more to his piossible mental departure, and I know it sounds negative and self centered, but it is 3:30 in the morning and so much has happened this year I just felt like whining a bit. With God on our side and a loving family we will be fine. I think everyone has been in the self pity pit if only for a short time. God Bless us all.



A Mother’s Selfish Plea
Sometimes I feel like a plague,
visited upon my own heart this way.
Illness and death of the ones I love
fits star crossed family like a hand in glove.
I am waiting for the next, or current I should say,
victim to be sentenced by the doctors today.
Please, I don’t want to lose any more dear hearts.
Hummingbird don’t fly away even before I depart.
Be strong to worry and enchant me for many more days
And decades too, if the Lord be willing, okay?
Kathy Adams 2012  for Ben


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Reviewed by Asa Seeley 10/1/2012
i saw the tears that fell as you wrote this...i felt your pain. but i am just a mere mortal, what's more important is that God did too. keep praying, kathy and never, never doubt the power of prayer. my mom just said a prayer for ben. chin up...

Reviewed by D. Vaineo 9/30/2012
May you find peace...

Reviewed by Darrell and Kathy Adams 9/29/2012
Thank you so much everyone. As an update, Ben was released from the hospital today. They have not found the cause of his amnesia. This last time he lost 12 hours of his life, but it has happened before and will happen again. They have not been able to say why this is happening and may never know. They do promise me he is safe. It is not that he is not with it at the time, only that he cannot make new memories of it. Thank sso much for your warm, loving support! Be well, Kathy
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/29/2012
It is ironic that I just wrote a poem about the remarkable attributes of the hummingbird. One of those is its ability to return thousands of miles to the same nesting sites every year. A remarkable memory for a very small brain.

I don't think the poem is self-serving any more than many others here. It states a concern that many have when their loved ones are dying around them. They seek outside help and declare their loss in poetry. Let's hope that Hummingbird will return and you will suffer no more loss for a long time.

Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 9/29/2012
I don't see selfish at all,
only Great Love *Kathy*.. From
my heart to yours as God walks
beside for comfort and peace..

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 9/29/2012
Kathy why would you ever believe this to be selfish?
things happen that are out of our control for reasons
unknown to us or why... My dear dear Kathy you have
all of my prayers for you and your son

Huge hugs sweetheart

Love and Light
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 9/29/2012
Here's hoping your wish will come true.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 9/29/2012
Extremely heartfelt, not selfish, and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 9/29/2012
I hope all turns out okay, it is torture to a parent to see their children sick no matter what their age...
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 9/29/2012
very heartfelt and i hope that your prayer is answered to your benefit
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