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Hospice

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Hospice

Her hands shook
as they wheeled
him away.
Had his lips
been dry? 
Had his body
ached? 
Had he longed
for a touch
against his
fragile skin? 
Could she
have done more
to relieve
his pain? 
Could she
have loved him more, 
needed him more, 
begged him more
to stay? 
Her head swam
in the deafening silence
of guilt and sorrow
as she
buried herself
for feeling
relief.

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  1. Date: 5/5/2013 7:54:00 PM
    My brothers and I had so many questions as my Dad spent his last night in Hospice. I left an hour before he passed and thought I should have stayed a while longer. This touches.

  1. Date: 1/19/2013 9:03:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading your poem, Rachel. Very good work. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 1/19/2013 6:00:00 PM
    I know this scene all too well, Maria. This touched my very deeply. Also, I thank you for your kind comments on my poem 'Violin'. Elaine

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 9:04:00 PM
    sad.....that is why we have to show more care to those we love.