TO JOHN

There he lays, unaware,
eyes unseeing, unkempt hair,
sunken cheeks, gaunt and lean
the thinnest that he’s ever been.
Differences? We’ve had a few,
probably more before he’s through,
but to see him helpless, in this state
is the part I truly hate,
A man so virile, strong and tall,
reduced to this due to a fall..
Brain damaged, bruised and bleeding,
rest and prayers are what he’s needing.
The surgery was deemed a success,
but it will not lift him from this mess.
His eyes are failing, legs are weak,
stomach gone; his fire, meek.
But, on this one fact the family strives,
their husband/father’s still alive.

Walt

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