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Mixed Blessings

Mixed Blessings


No one looks forward to a hospital stay,
but blessings can come in surprising ways.
An orchestral violinist came each afternoon
to serenade his colleague in a nearby room.
Passersby stopped and gathered in the hall;
the glorious music was therapy for all.
I noticed my husband’s pain would ease
with the sound of each magnificent piece.
His face brightened as he said with a grin,
“Tomorrow, I must bring my violin.”
Emotions collided as I bit my lip.
He had not only forgotten his broken hip,
but also the disease which took away
his own fine ability to play.

Poem by Elaine Parker Akin

Kodak Z650
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Alain Boussac07-Jan-2013 20:18
Very beautiful and successful. V.
Marisa D.L.25-Aug-2012 14:11
A very charming graphic composition, very tasteful indeed
Jola Dziubinska16-Jul-2012 00:10
Wonderful composition and processing. V.
soulis12-Jul-2012 22:12
Excellent work. V.
Brenda12-Jul-2012 20:32
Beautiful and a touching poem.
Manas Khan12-Jul-2012 10:20
Wonderful presentation! V
Flo Hendry12-Jul-2012 03:31
Very moving poem and great image to go with it.
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