There are things within our power, and things which are beyond our power.

 

~Epictetus 




i needed to hear it

 

i talked to colin's grandfather

on the phone last night   

he said   be strong   you can do this   what

 

did we talk about last winter   remember

inner-strength   self-

reliance   resilience   you have it in you   

 

find it   exercise it   then he said   sleep well

i love you   it about

bowled me over   hearing those words

 

from this reticent man   

truly

a sign of the times   i did sleep well   

 

i'm like a child with a new toy   something

i didn't even know i wanted

 

 

 





Poetry by one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2020-04-07 at 12:25

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Nice.
2020-04-07


Ann Wood The PoetBay support member heart!
Such a lovely poem, well done Jim
2020-04-07


Bibek The PoetBay support member heart!
Sometimes soft-spoken words of comfort are all we need. And especially in tough times, the need for love and compassion grows. You've captured a brief telephone conversation that resounds with deep meaning.
2020-04-07