a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Monday, August 5, 2013

Your...

...heart stopped
Leaving me lifeless
So each night as I sleep in bits
I touch you to
Feel the heart beat
To know
You still live
And to let you know
You are my life

My breath catches
Until I feel yours
In the day if you nap
I watch
The rise and fall
Of your chest
That tells me
You are still with me
My love

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24 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's really sad and touching, Gail.

Sandra said...

now you made me cry. this is beautiful and this is one poem I totally GET and understand.

TexWisGirl said...

so sweet...

Susan Kane said...

You leave me speechless and afraid. God bless you. Susan Kane

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

That is such a romantic poem from the heart.
Lynne x

Sandee said...

I've done this very thing. More than once too. It's just what happens.

Have a terrific day honey. :)

Empty Nester said...

I can imagine just how you feel.

Josie Two Shoes said...

OMG how well I know these words, it is my story too. Papa Bear's heart sounded so deceptively strong to my ear pressed against his chest, but now I know that it tells lies, and I touch him in his sleep to make sure that I can still feel it beating, and I listen to his breathing and nudge him if it is irregular. Once that innocence is lost I think that we will never truly sleep well again! HUGS to you, and long, long life to your beloved!

Brian Miller said...

sad and happy...happy he lived and is still with you...though that fear, its so very real.

Peggy said...

What a beautiful tribute to love. such a scary situation but makes one so grateful for a good outcome! Blessings

Teresa Coltrin said...

How awesome are those (heartfelt) words. So poignant.

Great job, Gail.

Buttons said...

Oh way to choke a tough farmgirl all up:) Hugs B

Deb said...

you can feel the love there...nice job...

Sandy said...

Gail,

Dennis is your love, your soul mate. Living with heart disease always makes you more alert, you watch, and touch to make sure everything's alright even in the middle of the night.

Lynne said...

Beautiful, Touching, Tender . . . Loving!

himani rawat nayal said...

Beautiful and poignant! A promise to grow old together holds on...

LindaG said...

*hugs*
Been there for a lot of that. Know just what you mean.

Saucy Kodz said...

I read this yesterday and had to take a breath and walk away. 'these few words, expressed so well, I have shared in my heart and soul. You hit the nail on the head Gail - beautifully felt and understood. I especially love this one and I can feel it.....

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hope some day you can relax:)

Farm Girl said...

Made me cry, but it was so lovely.

Linda Wildenstein said...

Your words are so touching and pure. Lovely and thank you for sharing this. Oma Linda

Patricia A. McGoldrick said...

Heartbreaking and beautiful!

Terri said...

I hope your fears calm as time moves on without incident. Heartfelt post Gail...{{HUGS}}

Sue said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. And I am so glad he is still with you.

=)

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