JJ Evendon

Bronze Star - 2,828 Points (31 May 1949)

An Accident - Poem by JJ Evendon

I'm not aware of my injuries.
I wasn't aware there were flowers.
I was aware of the pretty nurse holding my hand,
and of her perfume and her smile.
She spoke in a language I could understand.
Her kindness amplified by the warm summer's sun.
Soon we were chatting and laughing,
and I began to feel better - even managing a smile.
I see cards from well wishers
a box of chocolates and grapes,
but I can't reach them, so they'll have to wait.
Later, I dreamt I was with her
a glass of wine by a fire.
Even if my legs cannot support my broken body,
I am alive – and that is all I want to know.

Topic(s) of this poem: medical

Form: Found Poem

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 2, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, December 14, 2015

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