For the caregiver?
Pained and weary
But must deliver
Shouldering the weight
Suffering the bane
Does anyone ask
How you are feeling?
Bring me this, don’t do that
Can’t they see, you’re reeling?
Tired from journeying
Several times a day
Hurry up and stay
Observing from the perimeter
Of the hospital room
Nurses and doctors
And aides, none of whom
Will ask how you are, or
anything they can do
Can you come again at noon?
There’s something you must do
It’s a thankless task
You do out of love
Your kindness unnoticed
misplaced like a lost glove
Even when things are better
A convenient punching bag
tied down with a fetter
What was it worth?
Fallen to earth
Feeling used and abused
but the words can never be said
You are not the one sick
But wishing you were the one dead
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
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So many in that situation, so well portrayed.
Thank you Paul 🙂
Caregivers suffer, often in silence, as you’ve pointed out. Who cares, indeed.
Thanks V.J. 🙂💕
Perfect post, so true of many caregivers.
Thank you Hélène 🙂💕
i have some caregivers really burn out and yet carry out because it is duty and love. these are the real silent warriors and heroes, a beautiful tribute to those who love unselfishly. really love this Christine
Thank you so much Gina. Those people are angels, or as you say, silent warriors. I really feel for them 😔
Ah, so true!
Sontrue! Caregiving is underrecognized and a hefty service.💗
Yes it is! 😢
So true. It’s mostly a back breaking and nerve stretching job. Being strong and selfless is the need.
I thought this might resonate with a few people. Thanks Sadje 🙂💕
I also think that the caregiver, specially the long term one has a very tough job.
Absolutely it is. I have seen it firsthand 😢
You are collecting a lot of brownie points.
I just feel so bad for these people. Bound by family ties and love yet moe than lily treated like a doormat
It is so sad. But then the people they are caring for, they haven’t much of a choice either. It’s a situation where a person can only go through with lot of grit and determination.
Yes, you are absolutely right Sadje. I think they are unsung heroes.
Uh huh! 🙂😢