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Caregiving Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem PARENTHOOD nette onclaud Lanterne caregiving, parents,
Premium Member Poem Mother -Ever She Embraces Us James Edward Lee Sr. Tanka appreciation, caregiving, meaningful, mother,
Premium Member Poem -WE SHOULD ALL BE- -Dear Hearts-- James Edward Lee Sr. Lyric analogy, appreciation, caregiving, confidence,
Premium Member Poem -PRAISE-SO JOYOUS- James Edward Lee Sr. Tanka appreciation, caregiving, devotion,
Premium Member Poem GOD IS MY HELP MY HOPE-- James Edward Lee Sr. Rhyme appreciation, blessing, caregiving, confidence,
Premium Member Poem Singing FullVoiced Gerald Dillenbeck Political Verse caregiving, dream, health, hope,
Aspirations Michael Robinson Rhyme analogy, caregiving, dedication, deep,
Premium Member Poem God of Healthy Purpose Gerald Dillenbeck Political Verse caregiving, creation, god, green,
Premium Member Poem ONE DAY Line Gauthier Free verse appreciation, caregiving, death, health,
RAGAS - PART2 aditi sheemar Narrative 12th grade, appreciation, caregiving,
Premium Member Poem LOVING MUCH--- James Edward Lee Sr. Rhyme appreciation, caregiving, i love
FLOW Marrio Biggs Light Verse birth, blessing, caregiving, creation,
Premium Member Poem TO BE SO--- James Edward Lee Sr. Lyric appreciation, blessing, caregiving, celebration,
NICE TO KNOW YOU kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr Prose Poetry caregiving,
Premium Member Poem NOT A ONE COULD HELP Line Gauthier Free verse anxiety, caregiving, endurance, grief,
Premium Member Poem I Say YES - Ottoanka Challenge Sandra Haight Tanka caregiving, cat, cute,
It Can Save A Life Pixie Dust Free verse caregiving,
Premium Member Poem A Childhood Memory CayCay Jennings Roundel caregiving, devotion, father daughter,
THE MIGHTY HEART BEAT Marrio Biggs Free verse blessing, caregiving, celebration,
Premium Member Poem MORE THAN JUST A FEELING GOD IN CHRIST-- James Edward Lee Sr. Free verse appreciation, bereavement, caregiving, devotion,
Premium Member Poem RESTORE SHINE THAT WE MAY BE SAVED James Edward Lee Sr. Lyric appreciation, caregiving, devotion, encouraging,
Premium Member Poem HE IS BEFORE ALL THINGS--- James Edward Lee Sr. Free verse appreciation, caregiving, devotion,
Premium Member Poem FOOLPROOF Line Gauthier Free verse caregiving, change, loneliness, meaningful,
Premium Member Poem EVERYTHING YOU HAVE IT'S YOURS--- James Edward Lee Sr. Lyric analogy, appreciation, blessing, caregiving,
Premium Member Poem BRING ME CLOSER--- James Edward Lee Sr. Lyric analogy, appreciation, caregiving, confidence,
Premium Member Poem Practice Makes Resilience Gerald Dillenbeck Political Verse appreciation, caregiving, conflict, health,
Premium Member Poem Northern Stars Gerald Dillenbeck Political Verse care, career, caregiving, destiny,
Premium Member Poem A SILENT PRAYER Line Gauthier Free verse anxiety, caregiving, courage, encouraging,
Premium Member Poem Feed Your Children- - James Edward Lee Sr. Lyric blessing, caregiving, engagement, food,
Premium Member Poem RESPECT OLD MEN AND CHILDREN Muhammad Safa Thajudeen Blank verse blessing, caregiving, character, children,
Premium Member Poem follow up -Cast The Nets Upon the Waters- - James Edward Lee Sr. Lyric adventure, blessing, caregiving, food,
Two men made a difference T.I.R.O. JY Free verse care, caregiving, change, dedication,
Premium Member Poem IRONIC Line Gauthier Free verse caregiving, family, grandmother, growing
Premium Member Poem PARENTS HELPING CHILDREN Muhammad Safa Thajudeen Blank verse caregiving, character, child, father,
Premium Member Poem HE SO LOVED ME--- James Edward Lee Sr. Light Verse analogy, appreciation, caregiving, god,
ALWAYS WITH YOU aditi sheemar Rhyme adventure, bereavement, blessing, caregiving,
Premium Member Poem PERFECT LIFE-- James Edward Lee Sr. Light Verse appreciation, assonance, caregiving, celebration,
Premium Member Poem I SHALL COME LORD-- James Edward Lee Sr. Lyric appreciation, blessing, caregiving, confidence,
Premium Member Poem we are Believers--- James Edward Lee Sr. Lyric appreciation, caregiving, celebration,
Premium Member Poem STOP Line Gauthier Free verse angst, caregiving, conflict, moving
Premium Member Poem Designing Healthier Landscapes Gerald Dillenbeck Political Verse caregiving, culture, games, health,
Premium Member Poem WASTE SOME ONES Muhammad Safa Thajudeen Blank verse caregiving, change, character, conflict,
Premium Member Poem TALKING ILL NOT WELL Muhammad Safa Thajudeen Blank verse abuse, caregiving, character, death,
the war marriage rebecca browne Blitz caregiving, angel, appreciation, art, beautiful,
Premium Member Poem LOVE OF FATHER Muhammad Safa Thajudeen Blank verse caregiving, character, father, relationship,
Premium Member Poem UNITY THE REALITY Muhammad Safa Thajudeen Blank verse caregiving, character, courage, inspiration,
Premium Member Poem ALL OTHERS YOUR BROTHERS Muhammad Safa Thajudeen Blank verse caregiving, character, family, relationship,
Premium Member Poem Analogous Definitions Gerald Dillenbeck Political Verse caregiving, culture, health, integrity,
Premium Member Poem NO ONE TO GO HUNGRY Muhammad Safa Thajudeen Blank verse caregiving, character, devotion, food,
Premium Member Poem VISITING THE SICK Muhammad Safa Thajudeen Blank verse blessing, caregiving, character, encouraging,

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Caregiving Poem Example

Will You Tie My Shoes When I Grow Old

You were beautiful, 
my tiny child, 
wrapped tightly in my arms, 
close to my heart.
I listened to you breathing.
I counted your fingers
and your toes.
Helpless, 
you cried out to me
and I loved you
with every ounce of my soul.

Will you hear me
when I cry out? 
Will you hold me close
as I held you then? 

I remember the day
You took your first step.
There was no stopping you.
Your feet gave you freedom
to explore the world
like never before
but danger lurked.
I opened those doors anyway, 
cautiously, 
and introduced
you to the world.
Where will you be
when my legs
no longer run? 
no longer work? 
Will you realize
that I love
freedom too? 

I laugh
about that day
you first tied your shoe.
We tried and tried
to get that rabbit
in that hole
and you finally did it.
You pointed your toes
for everyone to see
how proud you were.

I am proud too, 
of my writing
and my drawing, 
of my needlework
and my cooking.
But my hands are beginning to ache
and my fingers will not bend.
I will lose the things
that make me proud
except for you.
Hopefully not you.
Will you let me
brag on you? 
Even tell wild stories
that are a bit beyond the truth? 
Will you be proud of me too? 

I waved good-bye
that morning when you left
on that large, yellow bus.
I was so scared.
I know you were too.
You waved at me bravely
through the dusty window
but I saw the water
forming in your eyes.
You came home, however, 
full of pride and joy.
You sang the alphabet song
and got most of it right.
You practiced for hours
until you could sing it
even in your sleep.

But 
I'm afraid.
I forgot
whether I took
my pills today or not.
I forgot
if I told this story before.
I even forgot once
who you were
and it terrified me.
My mind
is my treasure
the only thing I have left, 
and I heard you make
fun of me
for not remembering
that I gave you the
same gift as last year.
Will you love me
when I no longer
know who I am? 

You came home blushing
from the glow of
your first kiss.
Your first love, 
the one you thought was real.
You talked about him non-stop.
You changed for him. You gave.
But he left you anyway
for a blue-eyed girl
and I held you
while you cried for him.

I too have a
broken heart.
The love of my life
left me after
fifty-six years.
He left me here
to live life on my own
while he moved on
to another realm
And I cry for him too.
I long for his shoulder
and strong embrace.
I feel betrayed
because he and I
made a deal
that we would never
leave the other alone.
Yet I am alone
sitting in an echoing house
with no hands to hold.

You welcomed her home today- 
your tiny baby girl.
She has your eyes
and possibly your toes.
I see you counting them
as they roll me
into the room.
You finally came
to visit.
It has been a while.

You look up at me
with tears in your eyes
and ask
almost desperately, 

"Will she tie my
shoes
when I get old? "

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