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Poem: Helpless Love

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"A Parent's Prayer" by Cary McVay

poem-helpless-love

Helpless Love

She lies unresponsive in the bed,
waiting for the moment
she leaves this world behind.

She tries to open her eyes,
to move her lips to speak,
but to no avail,
she remains motionless, hearing words
knowing her loved ones
are by her side.

She hopes they know
she is comforting each one of them
wiping tears from their eyes
as only a mother can.

"Goodbye's the Saddest Word" by Celine Dion

Poem Summary

Helpless love is about a woman who is unresponsive, unable to open her eyes or move her lips to speak. She is aware of her loved ones by her side. She hopes they know she wants to comfort them. To wipe their tears away like only a mother can.

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 17, 2020:

Chitranganda,

Thanks for stopping by to read my work.

It is so very sad, but something we go through.

Thanks.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on February 17, 2020:

This is so well expressed and heart touching. Everyone has to face such moments in life. God only can provide the strength to face it.

Thanks for sharing.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 15, 2020:

Manatita44,

It will and does happen. I guess this is part of life.

Thank you for your comments.

I appreciate you stopping by to read my work.

Have a great day!

manatita44 from london on February 15, 2020:

Alas! It happens. The frailty of this thing called life. Another tender, delicate and poignant piece.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 13, 2020:

Ruby,

Thank you! I am delighted to know it touches your heart.

Have a wonderful day!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 13, 2020:

Lorna,

Thank you so much.

It's just what my heart imagines it to be.

Thanks for reading.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on February 13, 2020:

This is another beautiful poem that touches my heart.

Lorna Lamon on February 13, 2020:

You are so good at capturing the moment within your poems Brenda. You have perfectly described the loss and the strength of a mother's love in this beautifully written piece, which touched my heart.