Hello, and welcome to OctPoWriMo, Day Nineteen!
This year, I intend to follow all the prompts, and get the joy of discovery…
I hope you’ll stop by, settle in, and find a little bit of magic here!
Today’s prompt was to write a poem using the theme ‘Rain’.
This is one of those themes that instantly triggered a memory, and I knew the subject of my poem. I resisted writing it for a while, though…
For over seventeen mostly wonderful years, I’ve been married to my Accomplice in Mischief…but, before that, I was engaged to Tim, who had cystic fibrosis, and died 11 months and 6 days into our lives together…
My Molasses T, this one’s for you, with my heart and soul. ❤
April 13, 1995: For Tim, Whom I Love Still
Oppressive wild force
Choking away breath
Pelting me hard with truth
Thin blanket and a couch bed
Strange sterile non-silence all around
The hospital that had become home
Now an alien prison to trap us
In separate cells far too far away
I know what I cannot yet accept
Sheltered away from each new clue
Now the rain beats with cruel truth
How your lungs are drowning
My love can’t save you
The rain beats
The first song I heard after Tim died…he loved Kansas.