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Being Strong

Daddy shut his eyes and cried,
each drop echoed in the waiting room,
the hollow halls echoed
babies crying.

Daddy shut his eyes and cried
his stern eyes looked away
and I asked him, "Daddy why are you crying?"
no reply.

Daddy shut his eyes and cried
not knowing what to do,
I danced in crinoline proper-pink,
first dress Daddy bought,
one I wore to see his smile.


Daddy shut his eyes and cried,
looked at me, smiled,
and gave me a bear-hug
"Your Mom's going to be okay"

Daddy shut his eyes and cried
the clock ticked twice,
out came mom in her wheelchair,
and Dad's eyes dried.

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  1. Date: 1/26/2012 11:56:00 AM
    Wow everyone has found the inspiration to write today even me. Thank you for posting and sharing your poetry with us today. I enjoyed reading it this afternoon. Keep them coming Sarah. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 2:14:00 AM
    Very,very good Sarah!!!oxox love Anne-Lise