Friday, March 18, 2016

Deep Breaths and a Shower

Deep Breaths and a Shower
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee

My Precious Husband, Skip.  Fell asleep after medication for pain ... he was in a lot of pain.

I woke up this morning ... I'm ready to take Life on again. The sun is shining, what a beautiful day! Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee.

I get out of my car
Unlock the gate, enter

Open the door, enter
Take deep breaths

Goodbye world for another day
I can't take anymore of you

Take my clothes off as I head
To the shower, turn the hot water on

Get under the warm spray
Let my mind go ... imagine

Wonderful, good things to come
My life has been Hell once again

I've almost lost my husband
For the second time in two months

I can't take anymore
I feel afraid ... I've cried all this day

My whole world is being threatened
Life has taken my family, including

My only one and only child
I have no one left excepting my husband

Our two precious dogs
They are my whole world

If you take my husband away, Life
The Pups and I will be all alone

I have been so afraid these past days
Death, you stay away now

Leave my whole world alone
They are all I have between this big, old world

And being completely alone
Only three, my husband and Pups

Between the world and I
When most people have many more

Life took from me all my loved ones
I don't even ask why

You ask me why don't I
Because I am realistic ...

I know I'll never get an answer
I won't even waste my time

I put on my nightgown, brush my hair
Brush my teeth ... go to the bedroom

Turn my covers back, fluff my pillows
I lay me down to sleep

The night away ... wake up
To face another day

Life ... sun shining ... what a beautiful day!

Note by this Author:

Photo/poem owned, written by Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee.


  1. I feel for you, Gloria. So much constant stress and the anticipation of loss that is unbearable! I pray Skip will recover and that life can be better for you again. You've been through so much already. Thinking of you.

  2. As they say love conquers all and I am sure the two of you will be together for many more years. I am keeping you both in my prayers.

  3. I pray your world will be for a long long time to come! We will have to keep praying for you and your world. Anyone that knows you--know that Skip is your main person in your world. I think the two of you are completely soul-mates. Ya'll are good together. Then come the pups.They are very special to you and Skip. You are all in my prayers! Love, Ms. Nancy