Honest Hearts Bleed

The flight is dragging on

But I’m not overly stressed

Nor is my patience running thin

My mind’s drifting back in time

I remember those trying days

Spent with Carole, and the hospital bed

Waiting in emergency rooms

Hours and hours on end

Holding her hand, she wouldn’t let go

Once I sat with her for two days

In emergency, before a bed was available

I learnt about patience and how to wait

I discovered the realities of hospital life

I saw there was always someone worse

Who needed to be treated first

I knew their pain and tears shed

I knew how honest Hearts bled


Ivor Steven (c). 2019

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

22 thoughts on “Honest Hearts Bleed”

  1. Your poem brought tears. 😦
    I’m so sorry you had to learn more about patience and how to wait, etc., in such a sad horrible way and sad place (hospital).
    But I am smiling now, Ivor…Why?! Because I’m thinking about how Carole is with you on this trip! She is right there with you and she’s filled with joy to see your joy as you encounter new things and place, and enjoy time with family, etc! πŸ™‚
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you Carolyn, yes Carole is with along the way, Haha, my body clock is all awry, I’m not knowing when to sleep or wake-up, hopefully I can get back into Sync today πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Šβ˜ΊοΈπŸ’œ

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