Theatre

by Kitty Cat Lady   Oct 18, 2017


"It's time now" they say
And we each take your hands
The solemn procession
To no man's land

The wheels squeak and rattle
It echoes my nerves
But I paint a smile for you
The last of my reserves

I tell you it's okay
I'll be here the whole time
Absorbing your fear
As they insert the line

We tell you we love you
Our hearts breaking in dread
You count down from ten
Artificial sleep and breath

The waiting commences
We cling and we hope
Expecting the worst
But preparing to cope

The surgeon comes direct
From theatre in blues
We listen intently
He tells us the news

It didn't go well
The damage can't be fixed
For the rest of his life
He'll be fed by these drips

We break and we splinter
But we make a deal
We'll outweigh the pain
With our love we will heal.

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  • 4 months ago

    by Mahesh Kachare

    Best poem I ever read.

    • 4 months ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Wow thank you Mahesh, that's such a lovely thing to say! :-) x
      =^.^=

  • 7 months ago

    by Meena Krish

    Judging Comment

    A heartbreaking write and a parent’s worst dread and
    nightmare coming alive. To hear such news it will break any
    parent into pieces but to keep a brave face, hope and
    fighting with the help of love is what a mother will do and
    keep doing. A touching write.

    • 7 months ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Thanks so much Meena for your vote for this poem ... it means a lot to me :-) x
      Kitty =^.^=

  • 7 months ago

    by Sinners gospel

    A mother's love can conquer anything.
    It takes lot of strength to share the emotions behind this poem.
    You depicted the reality as the theatre.

    • 7 months ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Thanks for your kind comments Shane :-) x
      =^.^=

  • 7 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    A lovely piece wrought with sadness and a message of love. Great rhythm and rhyming as always. Milly x

  • 7 months ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    What a beauty. Love is the keyword and Love conquers everything. Enjoyed reading. All the best.

    • 7 months ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Indeed it is Dagmar! Thanks so much :-) x
      =^.^=

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