Amanda Lukas

Rookie (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

Save Me A Good Seat - Poem by Amanda Lukas

I know you're ready to go,
your bags have been packed for years.
I've watched you, twiddling your thumbs,
anxiously awaiting departure.
It's been a long trip, hasn't it?
I hope you got the chance to see all the sights.

Each day spent here has been trying for you,
and I can see that you are homesick
when I look into your eyes.
Sometimes you think you've outstayed your welcome, don't you?

It's hard for me to watch you
while you beg your legs to walk.
And I catch you once-in-a-while,
tears running down your cheeks.
I hate to see you helpless.
You were our rock for so long,
now all but gone.

Have a happy flight, my rock,
my stone, my hero.
We don't want to keep you from home any longer.
I'll see you when I get there,
but for now, save me a good seat?

Comments about Save Me A Good Seat by Amanda Lukas

  • (11/24/2007 8:08:00 AM)

    'anxiously awaiting departure' Elegantly put. For anyone who has sat with someone through hospice, your words refelct the peaceful acceptance. I tried to address the struggle some have with this in 'Looking for Encouragement In ICU.'
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  • (6/22/2007 1:54:00 PM)

    You are amazing person... Through all your poems I can tell you have a good heart! This is really touching poem... (Report) Reply

  • Marilyn Lott (6/18/2007 11:49:00 AM)

    Kind of sad. A lot more to the story for sure!
    But, you put it very well.
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  • (6/18/2007 11:26:00 AM)

    Amanda, this is a brilliant read, thought-provoking, poignant, deep. Top marks.

    Love, Fran xx
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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 18, 2007

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 13, 2011

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