Shawn L. Bird

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poem- named August 3, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 9:33 pm
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“Herb had to take me to the hospital this morning,” my mom said.  “My blood pressure was all wonky and I had a headache.  I was afraid I was having a stroke.”

Herb.  My father, who died last week.  I caught my breath.

“Stewart took you to the hospital?” I suggested.  My brother.

“Yes,” she confirmed, her tone suggesting I was being obtuse.  “But everything was all right.  They told me I need to get a massage.  I’m just tense, over the events of the last week.”

She didn’t even know she’d said the wrong name.

I didn’t point it out.

“I’m glad everything is okay, Mom,” I said.


8 Responses to “poem- named”

  1. I liked your tale but the substance must be a worry?
    Best wishes…

  2. simono1968 Says:

    hugs and love, my thoughts and prayers to you and your family, its a hard thing in life to loose a loved one.

    Its a sad thing to read, but i am glad you shared it with us, thank you

  3. There is nothing abnormal about this. Adjusting to loss is a process, and patience, always patience, is a must-for all, towards all.

  4. mpmckibbon Says:

    Hi Shawn,
    I am very sorry to hear about your great loss. Grief can make people confused. It is obvious that your father was much on your mother’s mind. I wouldn’t be too concerned. May God comfort you and your family at this time.

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