WHISPERS FROM A NURSING HOME
Whispers from a Nursing Home
No one can really understand
The pain inside my heart
To see you in a nursing home
Just tears my world apart.
In my thoughts, I never dreamt
That it would come to this
To see you lying in that bed
Our lives have gone amiss.
I think about our special day
A time of wedded bliss
Through thick and thin, we vowed back then
And sealed it with a kiss.
My heart, it longs for days of old
I miss you, oh so much
And as I gaze into your eyes
I think about your touch.
A misscarriage and two still births
Oh how my heart did mourn
We lost two girls but joy did come
The day our son was born.
Where did they go, those passing years
When things were not so bad
I think about the times back then
And all the fun we had.
A special ship, the cruise we took
We traveled here and there
For just a time the world stood still
The pleasures we did share.
It hurts to see you fade away
Like minutes on a clock
The strokes have taken toll on you
You cannot speak or walk.
I talk to you, I know you hear
But do not make reply
You lay there like a piece of stone
And watch the days go by.
What can I do, what can I say
To make the future bright
I think about you through the day
And miss you in the night.
The staff within those walls of brick
They do the best they can
You sit there in a gerry chair
I try to understand.
The beds and pills will go away
The hurt and agony
When angels gather round your bed
To set you spirit free.
You'll sail amongst the heavens
Beyond the silver moom
Where saints of God do gently trod
And cherubs gently croon.
But till that day, I'll sit and wait
For Jesus to appear
He'll wrap you and his arms and say
"He's going with me, my dear."
This poem was written exclusively for a subscriber
of mine named Antida Debattista who's husband
is a resident of a nursing home and is suffering
from a series of debilitating strokes. Many, who
have loved ones, confined to a nursing home
will be able to relate to pain she is experiencing.
You may email Anitida at
Music:"Make the World Go Away"