A Caregiver’s Heart

Here’s a poem using some of the words from Wordle 105 over at The Sunday Whirl blog.  Poetry is where my melancholy heart has been drawn to as of late.

As good as heart can wish

As good as heart can wish (Photo credit: harold.lloyd)







Losing my resilience
Like a spring
Wound a bit much
Harder to bounce back
Feeling out of touch
Hanging onto promises
With thread bare hope
Searching for shelter
Needing a way to cope
Seeking some solace
Against this torrential rain
A life flowing too fast
Yet remaining
Too much the same
A caregiver’s heart
Travels a difficult road
Trying to prevent
Burnout and overload
Must endure till the end
Many are the pieces
To this heavy load
Tasks breed like rabbits
Sleep is interrupted again
Unable to dream
There are days with no end
Yet consider all of this
Time well spent
Compassion and love
Worth much more
Than mountains of gold
To comfort another
Offer a hand to hold
To stay the course
And reach our goal
There is many a thing
Helpful to be remembered
Not often enough told
Always grasp for hope
So big for four small letters
Take care of yourself
Or how can you give to others
Keep singing your heart’s song
Don’t let it fly away
Life’s a whirlwind dance
Take part at every chance
There will be an after
This journey will end
Time will yet reveal
Now is in moments
Feelings much too real

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cara Thereon
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 11:54:07

    ((Hug)) being the primary caregiver, of kids or a significant other who is sick or a parent who is aging, is so difficult. I respect people who give in that manner all the time. I hope you get relief if you need it, and I enjoyed this poetry.


    • creativityorcrazy
      Apr 24, 2013 @ 20:45:25

      Thanks…need a lot of those. I’m hoping relief is in sight. I’ve really been working on it. Just met a lady this week who may be able to come out at least once a week for me to work and maybe occasionally just to get out.


  2. bridget whelan
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 21:58:26

    Could imagine this as a lyric – chorus: a caregiver’s heart….


  3. Maggie
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 03:41:40

    Well done…heartfelt.


  4. Chris MacLellan - 'Be A Healthy Caregiver'
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 12:01:58

    Reblogged this on The Purple Jacket.


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