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Sometimes I Fear
Author: Barbara Goodhew

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Years of independence.
Raising children,
working, being a wife.

Now years of dependency,
no children, no work, no more a wife.

So used of being looked after,
sometimes I fear of getting better,

Had strength before to be independent
now I'm afraid of what will be
expected of me.

My family and friends want me better
So for them I'll try harder.

If I get better. I'll turn to them
FOR DEPENDENCY

------- Author's Notes -------

My oldest daughter came over and noticed that I only use my right side. She said do you do your exercises for your left side? You won't get better if you don't use your left side. Use your left arm even to shut the fridge door or to turn the light switch on. She started to cry begging me to try, that's when I realized do it for my family. So guess what I use my left arm more and when I saw the love she felt, made my fear disappear.

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Comments on this poem/writing:

Capricorn (82.36.228.32) -- Tuesday, November 21 2006, 09:38 am

don't be afraid

your family will always be there for you Barb.
barb (67.58.204.70) -- Tuesday, November 21 2006, 04:40 pm

you understand

Thanks cap your comment made me teary ,why I don't know. After this week thou I know I will have help if I need it thank-you cap.
 
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