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Listmates,
Below is a poem I wrote to and for the caregivers prior to Valentine's Day last year. Considering that we have had a number of new subscribers joining the list since then, maybe it is appropriate to re-post this. With our current situation, I've not had time to really sit down and think of a new one for this year.
God Bless
Jerry


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A Caregiver's Heart

What's inside of a caregiver's heart?
Just for a moment, let's pick it apart.
I want to find out what makes it tick.
Why does one take care of the sick?

Here's the scalpel, let's take a look.
For this we'll need no anatomy book.
What's this I see? A stain I fear,
From many a tear over many a year.

This scar here is a fracture line,
One we hid when we said we're fine.
That deep mark there, it shows the pain,
From being accused of looking for gain.

There! Look there! See all that sorrow?
It's for the loved one who's lost tomorrow.
How can it function? How can it cope?
Surely by now it should lose all hope.

What is this glue that makes it strong?
Battered and bruised, it still goes on.
What keeps this heart from falling apart?
Love binds together A Caregiver's Heart.

© 1999, Jerry Ham
e-mail Jerry.Ham@werner-saumweber.de

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