“Closed Book”

what happens
when help turns away

what happens
when the blind fall
and those with vision
walk by

what happens
when the mute show pain
and the physicians
close their eyes

what happens
when the deaf need answers
and the ones who know
refuse to write

a hurting world


do you know what an honor it is
to be Scott’s wife?
what a privilege to be one
unto death?

a covenant
a lifetime of one

words swim in my heart
amongst the tears
as to what this means
to me
to God
to Scott

oh what a blessing
to be awake
to be alive
to love well

“Hidden Wide Open”

the voice of my tears
ready to fight
wanting to cower
one after another
rolling down my cheeks
making a mess on my face

no one knows
others have left
just me

been there
done that
reminded again

I’m stronger than I think
but sometimes think past my strength
and become weakened

more tears

I wish I could hide this poem
but my heart won’t let me
I wish I could run to Texas
but my place is here and now

to prepare for the convention
and BE love for every encounter