Wednesday, May 05, 2010

3WW- Escape, Hum, Vibrate

Hope in Living with ALS

The dark, shadow of the reaper follows,
To remind, frighten, slink in the darkness
For too many, familiar faces; here and far
Living faithfully, hopefully and strong.
The heart of family, supports, lovingly,
The alone, grasp for support, seeking help
From the only ones willing to reach out,
Out, of the dark, as danger draws nearer.
And their voices vibrate in gratitude
As they hear God's voice humming in their hearts,
Assuring them of his presence and light.
When the cure comes, willingly, they escape,
Reapers path, for now, and life can reshape.

My first Sonnet and written for May's ALS Awareness Month.
Dedicated to my fallen warriors Helen and Pam.


ThomG said...

Glad to have you back contributing to the 3WW community. A wonderful sonnet and a beautiful tribute to those you honor with it.

Andy Sewina said...

Heartfelt and thoughtfully written, a well dedicated tribute to your fallen friends.

Dee Martin said...

Oh Tammy, thoughtfully and beautifully written. I ;ove the phrase "God's voice humming in their hearts".

Anonymous said...

Hi Tammy,
So glad to "see" you again. This is a beautiful, bittersweet sonnet, full of emotion and perfect for ALS Awareness Month and as a tribute to your friends, that you had the honor of knowing. You are such a beautiful person.

Sweetest in the Gale said...

What a beautiful and touching moved me deeply. Thank you for sharing this poem.

b said...

Tammy, I went back and read all the posts on this page. I love your words. I have missed seeing you here.

Be well.


bunnygirl said...

This is a lovely tribute, and hopefully the breakthrough will come soon.

anthonynorth said...

A beautiful tribute. Touched the places it needs to.

Jay Thurston said...

You paid a beautiful homage to your fallen warrior friends. I am sure they would be proud.

Anonymous said...

little by little we awaken with less of more than we ever dreamed is good to remember a cure is aways possible and that there is an escape from the reaper's darkness.... as each day passes in may our hope is for a closer resolution to debilitating diseases... those flowers are a pictured reminder of how strong life really is... as always tammy it is good to see you writing coming by here for a visit.. always always always uplifting...

Amity said...

Hi Tammy;

Just that simple thought that God will ease us of the burdens we have is enough escape from pains and hurts that we suffer in this life!

And can make us more optimistic about life...

Thanks for sharing Tammy! Loved the essence of your poem!

Tumblewords: said...

Superb tribute and thoughts of inspiration. You write beautifully!

Anonymous said...

I checked Facebook and could not find you. I looked at over 500 people with your last name. I am under Cheryl Lay Zehner. Can you try again. I would love to have you on my FB.

Thomma Lyn said...

What a beautiful sonnet. Touching and inspiring and poignant.

Nancy said...

Don't know quite what to say except that both Pam and Helen were lucky to have you as a am I.