Darwin Henry Beuning

Gold Star - 18,311 Points (29 July 1947 / Melrose, Minnesota)

Melrose - Morning Check - Poem by Darwin Henry Beuning

Hallways darkened!
Walking quickly
Toward the room
Pen light in hand

Slowly entering
Mother's room
Not too far
'Motion Alarm'

Shining a light
On mom from afar,
Gentle breathing
I observe

Backing out slowly
Not to disturb
Another dawn
She will observe

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Written 4 September 2012, while with my mother during her final days at Pine Villa, Melrose, Minnesota.

Comments about Melrose - Morning Check by Darwin Henry Beuning

  • Bri Edwards (4/25/2017 3:18:00 PM)

    i imagine motion alarm was to alert 'keepers' when/if Mom started to wander. i had a cousin who moved back to her hometown to live in an apartment when her parents were still in there house but both elderly and my aunt was senile. alarm(s) was/were put on exterior house door(s) to sound if aunt opened it/them. she had wandered away from home at least once.

    i found this as i was returning to 'Melrose Morning' to get it for May showcase just now.

    bri ;)
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  • (9/7/2016 9:50:00 PM)

    I relate to this poem about the last days of your mother. R.I.P. (Report) Reply

  • Joe Davis (11/11/2015 8:10:00 PM)

    Hi-Just wanted to say how much that I like your written words...
    It was easy for me to relate to the meaning (and thoughts) within them...45
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 23, 2014

Poem Edited: Thursday, January 23, 2014

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