Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Stroke

The stroke has robbed him of balance and strength.
It has stolen fluid muscle movement.
He is deprived unjustly of independence, needing others to watch over and care for him.

The stroke has pilfered sections of his mind.
It has stolen his ability to communicate all but the most basic of needs.
Plundered conversations with others in the room.

The stroke tries to cheat of us our father.
It will not steal him from us.

1 comment:

  1. Very timely that I should read this today - it seems that too many are dealing with the impact of a stroke these days. Thank you so much for writing this.