There does come a time

Hurting echo …

hurting echo
We cannot simply turn our heads in the other direction
without turning our hearts as well
whether the sound of a suffering child
or an elder in the final years of life
there does come a time

Nor when the silent cries of the hurting  echo
through the  empty halls of family
we just have to find a way
Don’t stand by that door alone and avoid
the pain of self infliction
there does come a time

I once received the best advice ever
to the intervention that was to come
from the man of whom I’d asked
what can I do and he said
“just make the call ”
there does come a time

And though i know there will be anger
I know there will be tears
and I know it will hurt  for awhile
but perhaps it just has to to do any good
there does come a time

Now I sit here trying not to look at his  hands
for they are shaking in addiction
I’m searching for the words to say
without seeming a contradiction
just make the call
it is time

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Sometime in my life, I started to write about my life journey, in poetry, in story perhaps to sort them out and enter them into a place of safekeeping. The soul of the writer is perhaps best described in their words, emotions and thoughts. If these poems or stories touch something inside you then maybe I have succeeded in sharing. I will not write about my self in profile, because self isn't so important in writing. Only the journey in words and the sharing are important. Why would we say "Now about me!"... I'd rather write about life, nature, serenity ...

2 thoughts on “There does come a time

  • April 12, 2017 at 6:58 PM
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    A poignantly rendered piece, about doing what we think it right, in timing and purpose. Nicely emoted and penned Ed, great work.

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