Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Hospital Poetry: Take 1

It's a beautiful view
this courtyard
lit up at night
silent
peaceful
and yet not
as it is a home for
troubled souls
everyone here has a story
I wish I could know them all
Instead I look at the lights
and ponder the deaths
occurring at this moment
as well as the miraculous recoveries
hospitals
strange places
I know all too well
but right now
my body is quiet.
~ Annie Martin (April '10)


xoxo,
Annie

9 comments:

Sara Jean said...

beautiful!

Leslie said...

Such an accurate description...

shalunya said...

It's absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. I found you from blog hopping from Chronic Babe

Renee' (Aka Shalunya)
http://gypsyshalunya.blogspot.com

Annie said...

Thank you!

Judy said...

Beautiful work, Annie. And clearly you have a huge heart. Judy

Mo said...

Annie, I just love your writing! I hope everything is going good for you today. I woke up with a bit of energy and I'm being careful not to use it all up too soon.
maureen

d said...

I think writing is such great balm for our spirit and soul.

Great job with the poem. I hope you soon find your way to a better place.

And...keep writing.

Annie said...

Thank you again everyone!

Toni said...

So beautifully expressed, Annie. Keep writing!