Thursday, April 4, 2013

Rick Hartwell- A Poem

           Awaiting News

Awaiting news of our daughter’s surgery,
holding back fears with passionate tears.

A stifling cloud of portentous dark gloom
obscures everything except soft murmurs.

Myriad behind us; how many more ahead?
Terrified each occasion, waiting for news.

Through the door a gaunt, green apparition,
oracular revelation of the rest of our lives -

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