“But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.”
~ Vincent van Gogh

Friday, July 22, 2011

Hurting


When the pain is bad,
sometimes he gets very quiet.
He seems absent-minded,
his expression saying
he can barely tell who I am.
Then it tires him at last
and he drops asleep in his chair.

6 comments:

  1. I cannot imagine what this pain must be like, but I can empathize through your words, Rosemary. It does hurt. Powerfully written stone!

    Also, thanks so much for your feedback and comments on my recent stones. :)

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  2. Thank you. (He tells me I can't imagine it either. But I can certainly see the signs.)

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  3. When pain holds hostage, going deep inside may provide the only relief. How awful for him!

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  4. The doctors are still trying to figure out how to bring him relief. :~/

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  5. Does hemp help?

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  6. Only when I tie him up with one rope and beat him with another.

    Seriously, if you mean marijuana —

    (a) it's illegal
    (b) he tends to be over-sensitive to all kinds of ingested substances and have very bad reactions
    (c) he is already a 'falls risk'
    (d) we'd have to know how it might affect his warfarin dose.

    Thanks all the same.

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