He cares for his father whose body tires
of everyday functions, pain raging at cyclone
force from ninety-nine years of living a lifetime.
Our emotions undulate –
who wishes to watch a loved one suffer?
Another week of work comes to an end.
With glass of wine in hand, we exhale
on the patio. Then the sun says,
“Good night, my dear friends,” as he
gently descends, making room for the moon.
And when the moon appears, Oh, My!
She takes our breath away!
Bright and bold as if she senses
we could use light in our souls.
We open the gate and walk into the street
for an unobstructed view. Under the
illumination, a woman pauses with
her dog, a husky mix, with fur
white as an arctic fox, another rescue,
she tells us, and our hearts leap with joy.
The moon pays attention to us as the
patio welcomes again.
Most importantly, she listens.
And though the stars act a bit bashful,
they eavesdrop and we are fine that they do.
The moon and stars hear us,
just an ordinary couple enjoying
a Friday evening but with heavy hearts.
Their absolute attention, imagine this,
out of all eyes gazing at the brilliant sky –
we know the moon’s lustrous presence is
for us alone, and we are aware that the
panoply of stars will shimmer into view soon.
Then we rise from our seats and head into
the house, feeling relaxed from the wine’s
fluidity, and appreciative that our troubles
have been received.
© Lauren Scott, baydreamerwrites.com – All rights reserved.
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52 thoughts on “She Listens”
Almost like I was with you on the patio. Well done, Lauren.
That is so nice to know, John. Thank you!!
Thanks, Sharon! I appreciate that! ❤️🥰
Beautiful about Dad!
May his remaining days be free of pain and comfortable.
Thanks, Honey, and I hope so, too. LU ❤️😘
Beautiful and reflective writing, Lauren. Monday’s moon took my breath away. 🌕
Thanks so much for your lovely thoughts, Michele. Between our emotions and that stunning moon, the words flowed. 🙂 ❤️🌕
Loved the description of the sun setting.
Thanks for saying so, Ian. 🙂
Hi Lauren, I am sorry to hear about your father-in-law. It is not easy when a person is suffering but their body just keeps going. We have this situation with my husband’s grandmother who is turning 101 soon. She is in a lot of pain and partially bed ridden and it is so difficult. A beautiful poem. Hugs.
Thanks for your kind words, Robbie. It is so hard watching him suffer, and I’m sorry to hear about your husband’s grandmother, too. We just do what we can to make him as comfortable as possible. Between our emotions and the moon last Friday, these words just tumbled out. I appreciate the hugs, too, and send some back to you. ❤️
Beautiful and so touching, Lauren. Your heartache and love and peace come through with lovely tenderness. I love this poem.
Thanks, Diana, for your beautiful words. I’m so glad you love this poem. It definitely wasn’t planned but evolved Friday evening. Despite our heavy hearts, that moon was incredible. And she listened…❤️
I loved that it was as much about grief and the healing power of nature as it was about your relationship. So beautiful of every level.
Thanks again, Diana, and have a wonderful weekend. ❤️❤️
This is so moving and beautiful, Lauren. She listens… Sending many hugs your way, my dear friend.
Thanks for your lovely comment, Marina. This was a poem that really just happened. Thanks for the hugs, too, and lots of love and hugs back your way. ❤️🌖❤️🌖❤️
❤️ I can see how! Sending more hugs. ❤️🙏
Hugs to you for a great weekend! 💗💗💗
…and a beautiful week ahead!
That is so very beautiful, Lauren. I love this poem, and the moon.
Thanks very much, Jeff, for your lovely comment. This poem unfolded in a matter of minutes, between our emotions and that stunning moon. An epiphany, so to speak. Enjoy your weekend ahead.
Wrapping you, Matt and his dad, in soft love, Lauren. Your words are so full of understanding and compassion. Beside you. ❤ xXx
Thanks so much, Jane, for your comforting words and love. We take it one day at a time and do what we can to make sure he’s as comfortable as can be. That moon and our hearts stirred up this poem in minutes. Hugs to you both, dear friend. ❤️❤️
This poem gave me a great sense of peace Lauren as I read your words.. Thank you. I saw the moon rise, I felt your relaxing breath, and tasted the sips of wine…
Have another relaxing week as your working week draws to another close..
Much love Lauren… Sending HUGS your way ❤
I’m so glad my words brought you peace, Sue. We try to keep him as comfortable as possible. And without trying to sound dramatic, this poem was an epiphany with our emotions so raw and that gorgeous moon. Thanks so much for your lovely comment and hugs. Much love and many hugs to you, too. ❤️❤️❤️
Sending love and Prayers Lauren. ❤
Thanks again, dear Sue. ❤️🤗🙏🏻
Reblogged this on John Cowgill's Literature Site.
Thanks so much for reblogging, John!
You are welcome.
This is so peaceful Lauren, I love the words chosen. It feels nice after a busy week.
Thank you and have a lovely weekend ❤❤
That’s wonderful to hear, Marie. Thanks so much for your beautiful comment. Have a lovely weekend, too. ❤️🍁
This made me feel so relaxed. I absolutely love the lines “Bright and bold as if she senses
we could use light in our souls.” Gorgeous writing.
I’m so glad this poem brought relaxation for you, Bridgette, and I’m happy you liked those lines, too. Thanks for your lovely comment. I appreciate it. 💞
This was excellently crafted, Lauren. Bravo!
Thanks so much, Mark. I appreciate your wonderful words. 👏🏼😊
Caregiving is both physically & emotionally the hardest task and you’ve given such a beautiful acceptance to that. More power to you Lauren!
Thanks so much for your visit, Shagun, and for your kind words. 💞
Sending you and your family much love, Lauren. I was with you and your words, looking at that moon. Nature has a healing aspect that bypasses the mind and goes right to the soul.
Thanks so much, Lisa, for your hugs and lovely words. I agree with you about Nature and that moon, wow, it was stunning. I know you’ve mentioned changes in the future for you, but I hope you and your family are okay. Love and hugs xoxo
We are well, Lauren. ♥️ Thank you. 🙏
That’s good to hear, Lisa! 💗💗
Beautiful and melancholy Lauren. ❤
Thanks so much, Debby, for your lovely comment. 💞
I like my all-senior community and their way to do work!!!!! Including you Lauren !!!!
Thank you, Aana, that is so sweet of you!
I am a beginner almost and love to read all posts people published. Those all wonderful experiences led me up to date by taking their self expo
That’s wonderful! Everyone begins at the beginning. 🙂