Wanting Rest For You

This is inspired by FOWC: Drain and today’s Weekly Scribblings about rest.


I see it: the way the pain drains you.
You say it with the slightly-labored breathing
And the careful, painstaking way you move.
You say it when a grin shifts into a grimace
And in your reluctance to make many movements.

I love you: saying this with a cup of cold water
And many prayers which you will never hear.
How I wish you could have a restful rest,
Without the flaming, aching joints and muscles
Which are giving a relentless test.

8 thoughts on “Wanting Rest For You

  1. This brought me to a memory of an old friend who passed away from a terminal illness (ALS) and the helplessness I felt as the disease progressed.

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  2. For someone who has sat beside relatives and friends as they die how this post brought back memories of those times. Hopefully while still conscious they were able to know they were not alone.

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