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My Mom
Primary Care by Marillion
 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: February 27, 2014      Views: 149

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MARILLION 

Marillion is David Nelson Bradsher, a self-constructed Byronic Hero (or Zero), flawed but well-meaning, simple but paradoxical, and still a work in progress.

He graduated from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) in 1989 with a B - more...

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Primary Care
 
She rises painfully—without complaint—
Head haloed by the silver of her hair,
And as she helps her husband from his chair,
Her shadow drags just like a burdened saint.
 
She wears the mantle—stooped in silhouette—  
Of one diminished by her sacrifice,
Where giving care has been her sole device
To pay the interest on a crippling debt.
 

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This is for my Mom, who took care of my Dad as long as she could after his debilitating stroke in 2001, until I moved back to take over. She's still my hero. The picture is from their 50th anniversary dinner last spring. The meme is something I made on my iPhone with a quote I'd composed.

This is iambic pentameter, in an ABBA CDDC poem. Short and sweet today.
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