A Friendly Wish

You don't like it,

do you?

When I talk

about dying.

I can hear

the quiet,

and then

a long sigh.

Both, are lost,

in the cyberspace

between us.

I break the

silence

by mentioning

how ironic

it is that

I fell in Love

with a man

who worked

in the Prison's

Hospice.

He was there

to help his

fellow inmates

take the chance

at a better

life beyond

this one.

I know

people don't

usually talk

about their

death as if

it were the

menu for

tonight's

dinner.

I have had

to learn to

accept

how fragile

my life

has become,

knowing that

my days here

on this earth

will be shortened

by disease.

Perhaps

you just need

some time

to get use to

my leaving.

I know it's

not fair,

I have only

known you a

short time,

but somehow

I feel we have

a bond.

I need you

in my life,

My Friend!

I'm not sure

why the fates

brought us

together,

especially

since you are

so far away,

but I am

determined

to fill my life

with good

friends and

family, so

I can leave

pieces of

myself behind,

in their

memories.

Perhaps you

just need a

little time.

I'll wait.

But don't

take too long.

I need your

energy and

your light.

I hope to hear

from you soon.

Peace, My Friend,

Jane

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  • A good poem jane

    I often think along these lines

    Lol,Jill

    :-)

  • You relay The Sadness that Parkinson's brings to our souls very well. Unfortunately The Blues appears to be the calling card of this tedious affliction. I wish that there were some way to bring cheer into your life.

  • Words that I wish to share about this "friendly wish" escape me; nonetheless this "friendly wish" has been on my mind and heart for a week and then today

    I find it on my computer. Jane, you are right on target. Thank you. ~~Dennis

  • another moving poem for my file

  • i KNOW IT IS DIFFICULT BUT TRY NOT TO GET INTO A DEPRESSION. HERE IS A POEM I WROTE

    LIVE ONE DAY AT A TIME

    AND TRUST IN GOD

    EVEN IF PEOPLE

    THINK YOU ARE ODD

    LIVE ONE DAY AT A TIME

    AND DO YOUR BEST

    TO TRY TO HELP

    ALL THE REST

    LIVE ONE DAY AT A TIME

    AND LOOK AROUND

    TO SEE THE BEAUTY

    THAT ABOUNDS

    LIVE ONE DAY AT A TIME

    AND WHEN TIMES ARE ROUGH

    KNOW THAT GOD'S LOVE

    WILL BE ENOUGH

    I HOPE YOU WILL ENJOY SOME JOY AND BEAUTY IN YOUR LIFE!

  • My husband often feels this way. While I will never know exactly how hard it is, I do empathize and try to help as much as I can. Often he doesn't want help and gets very resistive. I walk a fine line between reaching out to help and waiting for him to ask..It is hard for all involved.

  • It is hard for all involved and I can only speak for my situation. I tell "My Robert" as often as I can how much I truly appreciate his love for me and all he does for me. I also remind him that there will be many times when I will say or do something that "is not me" and I would like for him to overlook it if he can. Often I will apologize later for a frustrated rant that hurt him earlier. I have an extremely hard time accepting that there are so many things I can no longer do and my stubbornest often keeps me from asking for help.

    If you could just remember the Love between you. Underneath all that gruffness is the husband you love, he just can't find his way out of this damn disease!

    If it means anything, I appreciate you and all the love and help you give to your husband. You are a wonderful woman!

  • Friendship is important.

  • Too bad men are not as able to express their thoughts and feelings as women. I am expected to be a mind reader and it is wearing on me.

  • Wow, what a wonderful way of talking about death. Many people can't talk about it because they just don't know how to. Each person has to deal with it in their own way.

    Thank you again for your beautiful words.

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