Saturday, March 19, 2016

Changing Roles

by Cheryl Merrick

After years of illness,
Though always my friend,
You had also become my caretaker.

Now, I can care for you.
I can help you relate to others.
I can bring sparkle and excitement
     To your life.

At last I can again assume
     Care for our home.
No longer do you need to wash dishes,
     Buy our food, and run our errands.

I sense your relief as the heavy load
     you have carried for many years
    at last slides from your shoulders.

My beloved husband,
     Now, at last,
I can also care for you.

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