by Dave Harm
Monday, September 27, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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In 2000, my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. Four surgeries, chemo, radiation, a short death, I witnessed it all, including my wife's "rebirth." People around me, didn't want to deal with it. "You can handle it. Your strong, you have broad shoulders." Just once I wished, someone would have taken the time to just listen, to my fears...
Atlas has been holding,
The earth for eons.
Gods of Olympus,
Gave him his eternal prison.
But Zeus, in all his wisdom,
Did he ever wonder,
If you'd quit,
Or give into depression?
Would everyone think of you less,
If you gave into the stress?
Would they understand,
If you missed work for a day?
Or would there be a price to pay?
Everyone knows your big and strong.
Your shoulders broad.
But no one sees, deep inside,
The frightened little boy,
Wanting to runaway and hide.
But everyday, you hang on,
With shoulders, broad and strong!
We have to wonder, for how long,
You'll be responsible,
And spiritually strong.
From now on, I promise,
Not to take you for granted.
To listen - try to understand,
Just who you are,
As a man.
(c) 2004 Dave Harm
from my book "Damaged Merchandise; Poems and Stories of an Alcoholic Addict" PublishAmerica
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|Reviewed by Barbara Henry
|TOUCHING, MOVING POEM FOR ALL OF THE ATLASES IN THE WORLD-
BARBARA J HENRY
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
no wonder you're mad at the world :(
i'm so sorry for your loss :(
here--my shoulders are here for you--my arms open for a (((HUG)))--and my message board open for you to write. i can take it :)
powerful, heartshattering write--well done.
(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :(
|Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
|The world is spinning so fast nobody slows down long enough to hear. Not even themselves.
The main fear these days is being left behind. But I often wonder what 'behind' really is?
I'm truly sorry for your loss..and I'm also sorry that nobody heard you.
|Reviewed by jude forese
|most people do not like to listen to others fears because it awakens the fears they have in themselves ...
well penned ...
|Reviewed by Lori Moore
|Wonderful write. Very touching.|