Steven Federle

Rookie - 341 Points (1951 / Cincinnati Ohio)

A Good Day - Poem by Steven Federle

I called today
and heard the sharp alarms
ring by his bed,

but you said
it was a good day.

He was awake and
though gagged raspy with tubes
again humor filled his sly eyes.
He Laughed at the irony
that he, of all people,
should be rendered

So through your speakerphone
I spoke to him,
uttering my limp, encouraging words
into the silent, empty air.

But you said he had heard
and with his eyes smiled,
happy to once more
be part of the conversation.

After we ended the call
I felt your cheer; not quite hope,
But not despair.

Comments about A Good Day by Steven Federle

  • Bronze Star - 2,467 Points Unwritten Soul (5/13/2011 12:45:00 PM)

    A good day start with a good encouraging call, it sound like a sunshine smile in the morning waking up all sleepy rooster and plant so good to feel a connection of how life need people each other..simple greet make big day creates beautiful life :) _Unwritten Soul (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 30, 2011

Poem Edited: Sunday, December 23, 2012

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