Heading for the outside stairs after a great lunch,
I offered Pam my steady arm, just a hunch.
During our 6 person meal, she detailed some upcoming trouble,
She is soon to have knee surgery, not just one, but double.
I showed her my left knee scar, from 1973,
A football injury--since then pretty much pain free.
She is a former teacher and knows education takes awhile,
Her recovery won't be a sprint, more like a mile.
Ever voluntarily have surgery? Hoping for the better,
A farmer's crops won't grow w/o some rainy weather.
So sail on Pam, knowing your recovery a looming trial,
You'll feel better by late spring, after pain for awhile.
Actually it is a blessing the medical community can do this,
And nurses and hospitals that provide a hug and a kiss.
Improving one's lot in life is a decision not everyone can make,
But this surgery is an event, a risk she is willing to take.
Our lunch yesterday was after a funeral for mutual friend Marvin,
An exemplary life lived by a surgeon, did his share of carvin'
Marvin helped many folks cross the bridge over suffering and pain,
So Pam, get it done and get back into the passing lane.
Dave Hale Ottawa, Ks.
Dave likes to put together words to make poems. Sometimes the rhythms are great and sometimes they are a stretch. Either way they will make you think, make you laugh, make you wonder what's going on with Dave. :)