Contact Us      
         Join today or login
You are using an outdated version. Writing will not be shown properly in many cases. Click here to use the current version.


New Here?
Sign Up
Fast! Three Questions.

Already a member?


Flash Fiction
Deadline: Today!

Rhyming Poetry Contest
Deadline: In 5 Days

Write A Script
Deadline: Sep 25th

ABC Poetry Contest
Deadline: Sep 30th

Haiku Poetry Contest
Deadline: Oct 6th


Poet: None
Author: None
Novel: None
Votes: None

This work has reached the exceptional level
My Mom
Primary Care by Marillion
 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: February 27, 2014      Views: 149

Print It
Save to Bookcase
View Reviews
Rate This
Make Reader Pick
Promote This


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...

The Seal of Quality committee has rewarded him with 5 seals.

Portfolio | Become A Fan
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.


Author Notes
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.
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

Share or Bookmark
Print It Save to Bookcase View Reviews Make Reader Pick Promote This
© Copyright 2016. Marillion All rights reserved.
Marillion has granted, its affiliates and its syndicates non-exclusive rights to display this work.

You need to login or register to write reviews.

It's quick! We only ask four questions to new members.

Interested in posting your own writing online? Click here to find out more.

Write a story or poem and submit your work to receive reviews on your writing. Publish short stories on our book writing site and enter the monthly contests. Guaranteed reviews for everything you write and you will be ranked. Information.

  Contact Us

© 2016, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Terms under which this service is provided to you. Privacy Statement