He Gives me Stars

by Maple Tree   Feb 14, 2016

I've scraped surfaces
of what needs to be
written, fingernails
bleed a bit more
each day.

It's a heavy burden
to dwell about poems
that scattered within
a fall moon sky.

October fell upon its knees
begging for forgiveness,
the day my love became

Our leaves froze early that year-

To watch the other half of my soul
wither like a a slow, decayed tree,
it's hard for me to forgive Autumn.

I watch him suffer
as my smile begins to fade.

Before Chemo; He reminisces.

He's losing his fire,
the sparkle in his eyes
start to fade.

I no longer see stars
within his soul, because he gives
them away-

He gives them to me
so that I can be strong for both of us....


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  • 4 months ago

    by chrissy carter

    Very moving. ((Hugs))

  • 2 years ago

    by GB

    Your words in this poem torn my heart, too much love and sincerety, I'm sorry for your husband and I hope he gets better. Great read indeed.

  • 2 years ago

    by Acoustic Odyssey

    Powerful and heart wrenching. May the stars find there way back to him. Sending much love and positive energy!

  • 2 years ago

    by Brenda

    I totally understand what you were writing about. Having a love one diagnosed with cancer and having to watch them fight for their lives is incredibly hard. You feel so helpless because you can't take the pain away. You know they are dying and there's nothing that's going to stop that. It really sucks.

  • 2 years ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Congrats on your win. So well deserved.

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