cronechronicler

Exploring the poetry of everyday life

Writing 101, Day Twelve: Dark Clouds on the Horizon – Is It Happening Again?

on June 17, 2014

These conversations with my son make my heart crumble.
Pain “so bad it makes me cry, Mom.”
Three times the pain has come. Twice it has receded.

Pain that stops him in his tracks.
Wife who shoulders the load of work to be done.
Two sons whose life can’t be put on hold.

Current pain that must be hidden (he believes) from co-workers.
Not now! When this promising new job replaces the drought of unemployment.
He must be strong. Grown men don’t cry. But Moms do.

Three weeks ago a telephone call to say the pain is back.
Doctors to see. Hopes raised, replaced with doubt. He’s been through this before.
An appointment with a specialist today. What will the conversation be now?


5 responses to “Writing 101, Day Twelve: Dark Clouds on the Horizon – Is It Happening Again?

  1. Touching… I hope the pain will go away again.

  2. Great opening line. Everyone can identify from past experience.
    Concise yet powerful
    Perfect last line
    (maybe this doc will have an answer. Fingers crossed for both your pain to be eased)

  3. Plakshi Jain says:

    Amazing ! Very compassionate ! Loved it to bits .

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