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Therapy

Rating: 4.8

Visiting you, weeks into your illness,
I almost passed your bed
so unlike yourself you had become.
You saw me, but propriety
decreed that you ignore
my appalled gaze.
I saw the old smile creak.
I said
that I was daydreaming in the Cancer Ward.

Chemo-ed and probed enough
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Michael Shepherd 08 May 2005

Excellently judged, James, and honest.

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Poetry Hound 08 May 2005

Very well done, James. So easy to devolve into cheap sentimentality in poem on this subject. You keep it straightforward and honest. Nice closing metaphor.

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Mary Nagy 08 May 2005

Very sad poem. I've had my share of dealing with people in hospitals and I relate...it's very hard to keep a cheery disposition while wanting to run out. Good poem. Sincerely, mary

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