How Can I?

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Dear Phoenix, Poetry | 4 Comments

Dear Phoenix,

How can I keep going without you?

How can I cook dinner without shooing you away from the hot oven?

How can I do the dishes without you trying to crawl into the dishwasher?

How can I eat or drink anything without sharing with you?

How can I go to the store without you having a conversation with the person behind us in the checkout lane?

How can I go to bed at night without you across the hall?

How can I leave the room without sneaking so you don’t cry?

But, I do. Or more like, I try. Sometimes I succeed, other times I don’t.

First day home from the hospital

First day home from the hospital


  1. Margaret Meder
    September 8, 2014

    The words describe it perfectly. Thank you for putting the words down. How can I? It’s all day long. xxxx

  2. Ellen Bohac
    September 9, 2014

    I wish I would of wrote my feelings down years ago like you do now,I hope things are getting a little better for you and Luke

  3. Ellen Bohac
    September 9, 2014

    How is Little Brother doing? Give him a kiss from me and Don.He is so cute thanks for sharing his pics.

  4. Denise
    September 9, 2014

    I have no idea how you feel Beth but please know that you and Luke are in the thoughts of people all over the world. I wish I was closer to give you a big hugs from the UK. Xx


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