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?
I could use descriptive terms as best I could
But they would fall short
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
The family crying
And thanking through their tears.
I have no pictures
I never will
So words will have to do
Through all of this
Even with a thousand words
Could I make you see
All that I wish
I could just
A picture of
What it is like