Friday, February 8, 2013


To Ms Shaw Kenawe on the Sad Occasion 
of Her Recent Illness


It grieves me that Thou must take to Thy Bed
With any but a Lover fair and true.
The Wine of Life poured next or ‘neath the Spread ––
Made rancid, bitter, toxic by the Flu ––

Thus spoilt is put to waste, while precious Time
Ebbs –– diminishes –– recedes from View ––
Drifting farther from the sought Sublime ––
Denying Thee Contentment, perhaps, due.

But then, ‘tis often said, “Into each life 
Some Rain must fall.” Alas! ‘Tis all too true.
I know of none who have escaped the Strife
That comes with Illness. E’en the Chosen Few

Must bear their share of Care. ‘Tis only fair. 
To disagree, methinks, Thou wouldst not dare. 

~ FreeThinke - February 7, 2013

If this doesn't lift your
spirits, Ma'am, we may
begin to mourn.
 Please get well soon!


8 comments:

Always On Watch said...

This year's flu is a terrible bug!

Shaw Kenawe said...

Yes, that did lift my spirits! Mille grazie!

Allora, attendo Nemo!

Divine Theatre said...

Feel better, Shaw!

Andie

FreeThinke said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it, Ms Shaw. Expressions of compassion tinged with a touch of irony and wry humor can, indeed, have a tonic effect if received in the spirit in which they are given.

I am concerned about the "nemo," and inquired about its effect on Boston at your blog.

FreeThinke said...

Andie,

It's always good to see you here. I wish we could visit each other more often. I find your creativity in the field of interior design most refreshing. you have an astonishing knack for making your surroundings appear downright palatial.

Thank God Art stands tall above Politics in every generation. It's the ARTISTS and WRITERS we remember not the politicians.

Ian said...

Oh please stop with the sob story, you're breaking my heart!Do these damned progressive's need a special blog dedicated to them? So she go the flu like millions of others..Get over it already.

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Anonymous said...

"Do unto OTHERS as you would THEM do unto YOU."

Tell that to her!