Finally, Finally, restrictions on isolation are lifting. We got to visit our parents at last. My partners family so well and content, my mother not so good. One visit and amazing changes in a person... Tears did flow.

Medication for a loved one...

She looked faded, jaded almost
A little less rotund than before
The welcoming smile hiding the truth
Social distance forgotten once more

It's the little things that mean so much
Ones that Skype chooses not to reveal
Chatting online kept the spirits up
But there are senses you "need" to feel

The lady carer visits her every day
Ensuring foods plenty and medicines taken
Feelings that in my neglect I have erred
Not being there should the Covid awaken

Damn the rules! I hugged her so tight
Once more I kissed her faded cheek
For it was she who gave me life
Such a strong character now so weak

The rules are rules and we all obeyed
But to deny a familys affection is wrong
it was needed to protect her vulnerable self
So for her sake, we played along

Now seeing my mother at home once more
Staying overnight because "they" said we could
I swear she looks better than she ever did
Back to her old self clucking around her brood

Poetry by Liam The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2020-06-26 at 12:20

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one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
very nice. your sense of relief and happiness is palpable.