Astounding illness versus
this tender little girl
who needs tender loving care from the mother
But her mom in incapacitated by illness
So she spends her days in bed
At her age, this girl needs security
and stability be playful and carefree Free from every care in the world, but she is care-full.
She lives with her mom, who is ill.
Mom is laying down indoors.
The daughter gets outdoors to play
And enjoy her childhood. That’s what children do right?
Yet, her childhood is overshadowed by care, concern, anxiety, and worry.
She is thinking whilst she is playing the mom might pass on.
She stealthily walks to the window and peeps.
Peeps through the window, as a way of checking on mom.
Mom should get alright
for herself, and her little girl.
Her little girl, that loves her so much.
And now feels insecure since mom might be no more anytime
’cause this astounding illness is gaining ground by the day
Such is her daily routine
Her mom is everything to her.
To her, everything mom has ever done,
is sacrificial, satisfactory and sweet.
She walks to school, in deep thought
Is this the last time, she has laid her eyes on mom.
All this is a secret
’cause she doesn’t even know how to explain herself
‘Nobody will understand’, she thinks to herself.
Every day is like a mirage
The world is not that clear
Wouldn’t it be considerate, if some considerate person would care?
If they would care, care enough, to attend to the girl’s emotions.
…..And ask her how she feels
….But then in her culture, issues like this are like taboo to talk about
…..Nobody wants to talk about what could happen, especially issues that pertain to death.
They say a problem shared is half solved.
Surely this girl’s needs someone to hear her out.
About the mom’s astounding illness.