A Thousand Words

Image

They say

A picture is worth a thousand words

But much of what I see

Can never be photographed.

And a thousand words could never show you

All that I see as I work.

How do you write of feelings?

Like

Pain

Fear

Sorrow

Hurt

Anger?

I could use descriptive terms as best I could

But they would fall short

Because

A thousand words could never show you

His fist clenched because of the pain

Her heart racing because of the disease

His tears falling because of her sorrow

A thousand words could never describe

Their hands holding because of their love

Fifty years strong while the heart monitor beeps

The tension as the Morphine drips

The respirations up and down and up and down

And then slowly

End.

The family crying

And thanking through their tears.

I have no pictures

I never will

So words will have to do

But never

Ever

Through all of this

Even with a thousand words

Or less

Could I make you see

All that I wish

I could just

Show you

A picture of

What it is like

To work

As me.

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