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Friday, 22 March 2013

Elderly Love

By Joanne Zimmermann

In for a day
Just a tune-up they say

Uh oh, but no!
You have to stay…

A by-pass for you
Soon better than new!

Worse than day two?
Such is life in ICU

New love is born?
You will surely mourn…

More sickness than health
Never mind the wealth!!

Days 3-21 pure hell
While death stalked

My loved one’s shell
Dreaded phone rang

Raspy voice spoke…
“Honey, I love you”

It was no joke
The purest joy

He is so dear
His mind is clear

See, love can be strong
Even when time is not long…

My partner Ralph Lymburner, who has written for The Elder Storytelling Place, is still in rehab. However, he is amazingly strong and determined. I am certain he will write again but I told him I think this was rather drastic to get something to write about.

Good thoughts are appreciated. His nurse said fortunately he did NOT have a Humor-ectomy.


[INVITATION: All elders, 50 and older, are welcome to submit stories for this blog. They can be fiction, non-fiction, poetry, memoir, etc. Please read instructions for submitting.]

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Comments

Today I am going to pick him up for rehab, amazing recovery!
Now to enjoy our early spring in the backyard!!

Hugs to both of you! May you have many more good years together, with him now 'reborn'!

Tender, funny, poignant. This was a joy to read.

May he get well very soon, to continue in Love.

With a love like yours Ralph can't help but keep improving. I'm happy for you both that he fought to live.

That's an wonderful uplifting love story that can teach us all a lesson..

So glad this story has a happy ending. Enjoy every day
together.

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