Room 182 A At the Hospice Hotel

Utah JayStarred Page By Utah Jay, 24th Mar 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1b4sisqi/
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This is a poem about my wife's Aunt who was the last one of her parents generation to pass.

Room 182A At the Hospice


Room 182A At the Hospice
(part l)
The Ring


"There was this wedding ring
We had been looking at.
Carl had hidden in a book
And on that day when we sat in the park
He slowly pushed the book across the table,
Just 8 months after Paris was freed
In the great war." She said.
"When I finally looked down and saw it there
Oh how our eyes began to smile again
As our two hearts breathed
What would be, as you know, a lifelong glow."

Then she said
"Love was once like that you know."

The Bracelet


(Part two)
The Bracelet


A Madonna bracelet
Made of gold
And blessed by the Pope

To shine the days away
On a young and grateful
French girl’s wrist
In 1938
Where she wore it proudly
Throughout all the days of her life
And as always
With God she strived.

Hospice Tales


(Part three)
Hospice Tales


We talk once again
As a family pulled together
In death’s melancholy room
Fondly sharing life’s memories.
From across the hall
I watch
As an old lady in a blue dress
Watches us
From her lonely quarters
As the minutes and hours
Of another barren day
Slips past her door step
Un-noticed

Always Thankful


All though
She always seemed
Thankful

For the loving hug
Of a passing nurse
Above no human touch
At all.

In the Shadow of Geese


(Part four)
In the Shadow of Geese


I sit here with family and friends
As quiet as a little church mouse could be
In my front row seat
Feeling the watchful stare of others
Kissing softly about us
.
With my eyes closed tight as night
I take in long deep breathes
trying to keep the tears in.
Because a man
Must keep emotions at bay
In times like this.

The Cool Air


Soon
I noticed the cool air, tainted
With rose, carnation

While before me in the sunshine
Laid her shiny brass box
Glistened in the reflection
Of another glorious Colorado morning
Topped just so with a Crucifix
And a gold bracelet
So dainty
It cried with her essence.


Words by uTAH jAY
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Tags

Faith, Family, Family Love, Family Members, Family Relationships, Friends, Passing, Passing Away, The Seasons Pass, The Stories Of Her Time

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author avatar Utah Jay
I have been writing since the beginning of time it seems, not because I want to write, but because I have too. My favorite form of writing is poetry, all kinds and types of poetry.

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author avatar Retired
24th Mar 2015 (#)

Nice poetry,Emotional and gripping. thanks for sharing.

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author avatar WOGIAM
24th Mar 2015 (#)

This poem brought memories of the brief time, i worked in a home for the elderly.
Some had momentoes which they treasured while some did not have, most of them however, appreciated the smile and touch of people.

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author avatar Retired
24th Mar 2015 (#)

I remember my friend who died in hospice last year, This is exactly how your thoughts go. Thanks for the share.

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author avatar Retired
24th Mar 2015 (#)

"A man must keep his emotions at bay," but this lady, Utah, could not keep hers away.

Your verse erupted my emotions.

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author avatar Kingwell
24th Mar 2015 (#)

I have sat by the bedside of many friends and relatives as they made their transition to that higher life. There were other times when I had just left. It seems that some wait for family to be around and others want to be alone with those who come to greet them from the other side. We miss those who have passed on but no one comes here to stay and it appears that we each have "our time". Your poetry is beautiful. Blessings.

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
24th Mar 2015 (#)

Its the best place were nuns and nurses and priests and whatever meet to get married. Its when the sacrament is also given with a blessing and this time with a ring and all in the name of the Lord.

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
24th Mar 2015 (#)

Oh did I tell you I wear bracelets?? Thank you for your prediction....

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author avatar Shamarie
24th Mar 2015 (#)

Emotional and heartfelt! You definitely deserve a star page for this, friend!!!

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author avatar Carol Roach
25th Mar 2015 (#)

your poetry really speaks to me

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author avatar Retired
25th Mar 2015 (#)

Very nice!

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author avatar Utah Jay
25th Mar 2015 (#)

Thank you Joyesh.

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author avatar Utah Jay
25th Mar 2015 (#)

Thank you WOGIAM, and yes, indeed they do.

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author avatar Utah Jay
25th Mar 2015 (#)

Thank you Jessica, as a matter of fact I wrote these little verses while were spending her last days with her...Day by day and word for word.

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author avatar Utah Jay
25th Mar 2015 (#)

Thank you LeRain. I think it is okay to erupt every now and then...Blessings to you.

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author avatar Utah Jay
25th Mar 2015 (#)

Thank you Kingwell. By the time I was 19 I had seen more death than most do in a life time. Held my first wife in my arms as she bleed to death, and a brother in arms whose last words were for his mother, so those who go through the vale in the hospice seem almost joyful and peaceful to me. I do hope you are feeling better today.

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author avatar Utah Jay
25th Mar 2015 (#)

Thank you dear Lady, but what prediction?

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author avatar Utah Jay
25th Mar 2015 (#)

Thanks Shamarie, and yes, once one knows where the target is the aim is sure. I just wish I was not so competitive. I think it is something the Corps pounded into me.

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author avatar Utah Jay
25th Mar 2015 (#)

Thank you Dear Carol, you are so kind and I wish I could do more to bring you the light.

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author avatar Utah Jay
25th Mar 2015 (#)

Thank you Carmen

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