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My Hero

He lies beneath the knife today,
his sweet old heart growing weaker.
It has made him sad and housebound,
no longer the merry, cheery seeker.

He is everything in this world to me,
though physical business is through.
At our ages, we just want to live 
with what little we have and can do.

I am straight and he is...less,
but that does not even matter any more.
We have a bond that is sweet and pure...
I could not ever ask for any more.

Sins we have prayed for, and been forgiven.
Today forward is where we live now.
I write in tears and fears for him till 
I know what what is what and how.

As I have aged and grown weak and frail,
he is my hero with bright  shining star.
He helps me with his walking stick to ward
off any careless, uncaring driven car.

Without a thought he combs my hair,
grown long as he likes and I always wanted.
We care not what people think of us;
often we two have been cruelly taunted.

My family threw me away years ago,
no one cares what I need or what I feel.
But he is there, this gentle artist friend
with his heart of weakening steel.

God, guide the surgeon’s hand I plea.
Let the wires come uncrossed and repaired.
For this I pray, my Lord and God...
let his recovery in health be heaven-declared.

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  1. Date: 10/7/2012 8:41:00 AM
    Like Carol, I'm saving this one as one of my favs! You will enjoy it here on the Soup... trust me! Hugs, Jack

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 1:09:00 PM
    Such a beautiful write. I'm marking it as one of my favorites...

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 3:23:00 PM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you today Sherry. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Hoping you find even more inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Thank you for sharing your writing with us. Love, Carol

    Asbury Avatar Sherry Asbury
    Date: 9/6/2012 3:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Carol for your kind words. I shall enjoy seeing everyone's and peace