In a Week

I attended a funeral
for my friend’s father
and saw her pain,
masked by a brave smile.

Then I watched Rocky’s spirit
leave his furry body
as I stroked his cold paw,
knowing it hurt too much
to hang on,

so I begged him
to let go and wait
for me where dogs
and their people
are friends forever.

and I sat with my dad
through the night,
praying with him,
hoping with him

but mostly,
I just sat with him.

I am glad
tomorrow is Sunday.

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8 thoughts on “In a Week

  1. I am also glad that tomorrow is the start of a new week. This one has been unusually long and rough. But we are strong and have stuck it out. I thank God that I have such an amazing family. I wouldn’t know what to do without you all. I love ya momma.

    • Darlene Franklin-Campbell – Appalachia – I am a poet, novelist and artist living in Appalachia. I believe we are great spiritual beings on a journey through this physical realm and we each have gifts to share along the way.
      Darlene on said:

      Thank you, Rach. I love you so much and I am thankful everyday for my amazing family. I do not know how I became so blessed, but I’m glad to be surrounded by such beautiful spirits. I hope you have a fuzzy caterpillar and yellow butterfly kind of week!!!

    • Darlene Franklin-Campbell – Appalachia – I am a poet, novelist and artist living in Appalachia. I believe we are great spiritual beings on a journey through this physical realm and we each have gifts to share along the way.
      Darlene on said:

      thank you, Sherry.

  2. Jerry Pat Bolton – Thibodaux, LA – I'm old enough to die, but I keep on ticking. As long as I can put fingers to keyboard I will write. When the days comes that I cannot, I haven't quite decided exactly what I will do.
    Jerry Pat Bolton on said:

    A lot of understated love abides within the narrow confines of this piece of poetry. Life and death. We all understand the relationship, but find it difficult to celebrate both in the same manner. I suppose that is because life is learning and experiencing and trying to understand who you are. Death is . . .

    • Darlene Franklin-Campbell – Appalachia – I am a poet, novelist and artist living in Appalachia. I believe we are great spiritual beings on a journey through this physical realm and we each have gifts to share along the way.
      Darlene on said:

      Thank you, Jerry. I agree. Your words are a blessing to me.

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