Saturday, May 9, 2009

Healing for Sunday Scribblings

A Voice

My mom started
talking again
last week.

It’s not much
more than
a whisper

but it is a
softness so
welcomed.

For months now
she’s been
mouthing words

and we’ve been
frustrated
lip-readers:

one of the sad
side effects
of cancer.

Hearing her voice
now is like
winning a

hard-fought
soccer game:
Mom-1
Cancer-0

Cheers.
Whoops.
Smiles.

~Linda Jacobs
Oct. 5, 2004

20 comments:

2cats said...

Oh to hear that sweet whispered sound. I can only imagine the elation you feel. I hope your mom continues showing improvement.

deathsweep said...

I can only imagine what joy it must bring to you to be able to once again hear her words no matter how faint. You are all very lucky indeed.

paisley said...

oh linda that is such a beautiful joyous poem.. thanks for sharing it with us.

anthonynorth said...

This is good news. Great to hear.

linda may said...

You should have put Mum 1 Linda 1 cancer nil. All the best.

Whitesnake said...

It is always nice to read something on a positive note......

AD said...
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AD said...

hugsssssssssssss... i did that to suck a little bit of your elated feelings.
i have been so down and negative lately but your luck seems to shine a bit on me through this post!

Happy SS :)
http://2short2sweet.blogspot.com/2009/05/time-heals-no-wounds.html

Rinkly Rimes said...

I'm sure everything she whispers feels like a benediction.

floreta said...

uplifting words!!

irenet said...

Poignant and sweet.

songofsea said...

Oh hearing her voice in any way must feel so nice.Surely must have healed you.

danni said...

what a gift - to hear that sweet sound again must have been like a ride over the moon into the stars - so sooo happy for you and mum - wish her a happy mother's day from me --- beautiful post, oozing sentiment and joy!!!

keith said...

You have written this with such tenderness. A lovely piece.

Tammy said...

So very moving Linda. HUGS to you both.

Cynthia said...

Very happy for you and your family
Linda, and certainly your Mother,
who must feel some power has been
restored to her.
I love the way you've written this
poem, gently almost gingerly with
love hemming her up.

MichaelO said...

Here, for you, healing is a celebration! Cheers to Mom on Mother's Day!

Tumblewords: said...

How wonderful! The love shines through and through!

Beth said...

That first line grabbed me. What a gift, even a whisper, and she's yours again. This very simple poem starts and ends with celebration. May it always be so.

Dee Martin said...

I echo Tumblewords thoughts - the love just shines through.

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