Leaning like the weaping willow
unsure how to proceed
do you venture out
getting scratched by thorns
along the way,
burrs catching on your clothing,
Or do you feel you are in a field
amongst the dancing sunflowers?
Are you warm and at peace
like the morning sun
rising over the ocean waves,
Or have you sought shelter
from the impending storm
unsure how to deal
with the potential damage?
Have you trudged through
the mountains of snow
bitch face frozen,
Or have you gotten
ahold of a snowmobile and
ventured your way with hot coco in
Did you find a way
to take a moment to let someone
they are important; a moment to
give someone hope, light, a
Or did you continue to leave them
alone because it was easier?
Was it too burdensome for you to
take a moment from your day to
add a little sunlight to the day of
Deb Correia 4/30/17
Originally this was written for those who experience aloneness as the result of chronic illness, but anyone can experience what it is like to be alone through some life altering experience; surgery, illness, death of a loved one, returning Veterans, mental illness, or even the aging process. I am merely asking that we become more aware of those who may be experiencing isolation through life changes and reach out. It does make a difference. Given the technology we have available it takes 2 minutes to leave a person feeling as if they matter. Think you can find a way?