©2020 Susan Noyes Anderson
Art image by JaclynsStudio
In life, it was mine to give you care,
a role I would never begrudge at all…
from blissful days of downy hair,
(and me ever grateful that I was there)
through years that bore fruit in a wailing wall.
Then all of a sudden, nor sudden at all,
the world was shattered beyond repair.
A shift my will could not forestall
left in its wake a darkening pall:
My soul earthbound and yours elsewhere.
And oh, what a loss, what a loss to bear,
the worst of the worst: assault, freefall…
until in a moment of grief and prayer,
my heart was immersed in your tender care,
and you the angel who answered my call.
Draw near to me always; draw near to us all.