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Light of Day

Back rubs are given, pills have been handed out, Patients settled, some won’t sleep, I have no doubt, Fear paralyzing their being when darkness falls, If they close their eyes, will night terrors sprout. Night lights shed a little peace over their bed, The medication eases the pain or so they’ve said, Someone to sit by their side would ease the fear, They worry, wanting to awake, not ending up dead. For they know that death will come, it’s not far off, They work to breathe, chest heavy, the rattled cough, Sunlight drifts in the window, another day, more life, Eyes slowly open, blackness gone, at death they scoff.
Written September 23, 2012 For Craig Cornish’s contest “Night-Dark-Black-Happy-Sad”

Copyright © Lee Ramage

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  1. Date: 10/5/2012 6:11:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Craig's contest Lee. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/4/2012 10:03:00 AM
    Lee, this is so emotional--those that are lucky enough to be in your care are blessed. Thank you Lee!!

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage
    Date: 10/4/2012 10:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    back in the old days when charts were actually paper, I used to take them to the bedside and chart there so I could sit with my dying pts, they were so scared. So simple and yet it helped. Lee
  1. Date: 10/3/2012 7:43:00 AM
    wow, this is one of the best ones I've read on the list. I just love how you did this with so much humanity involved in the poem. It's about much more than the night!! Congrats on your win. a FAVE.

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage
    Date: 10/3/2012 12:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are so kind, thank you, but it is an honour to be able to be with my patients who are dying. Lee
  1. Date: 10/3/2012 6:18:00 AM
    Emotional this one Lee, well done and congratulations

  1. Date: 10/2/2012 8:31:00 PM
    Devasting and beautiful, Lee...My thought is that dying is easy...SUFFERING and dying is far's among everyone's worst fears, I believe...Congratulations - Tim

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage
    Date: 10/2/2012 8:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Tim, it is my honour to be present to sit, listen and care for my dying patients. Lee
  1. Date: 10/2/2012 1:12:00 PM
    LEE :-) A wonderful congratulations in Craig's "Night-Dark-Black-Happy-Sad" contest. Nice reading and supporting all his winners. have a nice and wonderful day, *PD

  1. Date: 10/2/2012 9:50:00 AM
    i love the emotion in your words, lee!.. sending my congrats to you!..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 10/2/2012 8:23:00 AM
    nice poem...congratulations on ur win...:)))

  1. Date: 10/2/2012 2:51:00 AM
    Wonderful take on the theme Lee...Many congratulations on an awesome win with this wonderful poem!! I see you are a nurse but as you assumed I am not one.

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage
    Date: 10/2/2012 3:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You certainly captured the essence of disease and one's struggles with it. Well done. Lee
  1. Date: 10/1/2012 10:05:00 PM
    awesome poem friend Lee. Congratulations on your win. cheers!! have a good day always!! (^_^)

  1. Date: 10/1/2012 8:55:00 PM
    Very nice poem... Congratulations on your win!! Terry