For today’s prompt, write a departure poem. Many people depart to school and/or work every day, and they depart on a plane, train, or automobile–some even walk or ride a bike. Of course, that’s keeping things rather physical; there are also emotional and psychological departures. You may even decide to make a departure from your normal writing style in tone or structure today.
A CARING SMILE
By John Yeo
I came here in terrible shock
The explosion came out of the blue,
Covered in third degree burns
My body blistered all over
With tears of pain in my mind
I awoke to a feeling of care and concern.
My outlook begged the questions
What happened? Where? Why me?
I spent days with the inner turmoil.
The Consultant, the Doctors, the Nurses
Did their utmost to ease the shock
Creating a feeling of care and concern.
I seem to have been here forever
Eight weeks have dragged slowly along
My life has been stitched together again
By the professionals working on me.
People who rebuilt my body and mind
With the utmost care and concern.
With my departure from the ward today
I give thanks to the caring professions.
Grateful smiles to the Nurses
Warm respect for the Doctors.
People who spent many hours
Putting my life together again.
I give you thanks for your care and concern.
Copyright (c) Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved
Written for Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic asides blog on “Writers Digest”