comforting distraction

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
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Submitted: August 01, 2012

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words that mean absolutely nothing

bring the tormented to an even kilter

when just conversation with another

human being

can distract us from the tragedy

unfolding in our lives---

like a bedside manner for the

laywo/man, one in which the soft

tones of speech

which we all possess &

use like secret hiding places

for our innermost thoughts,

sprinkling them out to a young child

who commands a respectfully quiet

way in the talk they receive or

a lover, who in the most intimate moments

calms the senses,

possibly it is the elder family members

who take in the most comfortable

whispers, with a gentle running of the

fingers through what hair is left

when they lay there

sick & passing

during the hospital years---

such comforting distraction comes to us all

if we are lucky,

if we can count on the compassion of others

to see our deepest need for it.


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