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Ordinary Day

We unceremoniously chatted like we did once a week,
Dissecting our lives over cups of freshly brewed tea.
Our minds held back secrets our lips could not speak.
I wanted to reach out and call you, Sweet Pea,
The nickname from childhood I fondly recalled.
I knew the reason your eyes seems so weary.
But my words remained stalled,
Enclosed in a voice so emotional and teary.
I wanted to assure you everything would be ok
But what do you say when cancer is the secret not shared.
So I pretended it was just another ordinary day.
You smiled and patted my hand over our tepid brew.
The charade I held tightly started to fray
And I knew you were pretending too.
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Submitted on February 05, 2011

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I am a 60 year old womam, married 42 years. Live on a farm in Canada. Mother, grandmother. Love to write. Poems are a new adventure. I have had story stories and articles published. more…

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