Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Your Smile So Kind

Your Smile So Kind

Strapped you down.
Rolled you away.
There was no choice.
Invasion today.

Grave goodbyes
with the sweetest smile.
Knowing the dread of those
who would wait a while.

Cruel seconds crawled.
Thoughts ran wild.
Invasion could cure
or kill my child.

Eons later it seemed,
weary workers came
saying you lived
and forewarning of pain.

Out elevator doors
the draped gurney rolled.
Eye caught eye.
Your smile was gold.

And now you thrive
with two little ones.
Body healed.
Battle won.

Each moment vivid,
etched in mind.
Yet none as clear
as your smile so kind.

~Bonnie MacEwan-Zieman~


  1. Kudos on your lovely poem, Bonnie. I admire people who can write poems as lovely as this one.

  2. whew. sounds like a scary moment that became something very beautiful. touching piece bonnie...

  3. Touching poem Bonnie, the memory of a daughter's smile out shines a mother's stress.

  4. Hi Bonnie

    is this a personal story you are relating...

    Happy days

  5. You touch my heart.
    Thank you.
    The color of the flower is so deep, like your poem.

  6. Oh Bonnie, it's hard to imagine what it would be like to watch a child going through what your daughter did. The hardest thing in the world is not being able to 'fix' your chi;dren's problems, I think. Your poem expresses beautifully the anguish, love and relief of this difficult experience.

  7. This is beautiful, and it so well expresses all the emotions you must have felt as they rolled her down that hallway.

    And there's nothing better than your child's smile to make everything okay again.

  8. Thank you, all you sweet visitors to my blog. I appreciate your comments. Yes, Delwyn, I wanted to write something about remembering my daughter's smile when going into and coming out of surgery. We were there to support and comfort her - and she was comforting us with her smile, her eyes letting us know she was not at war with her reality, and the love that held it all. I kept learning from her throughout the whole experience.

  9. How wonderful that you are now able to look back with such
    peaceful thoughts.

    I am so very glad for you.


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