Yuletide Hope

By Karen O’Leary
Karen O’Leary
I pushed Dad
in his wheelchair
to the lounge to hear
Stanton’s Christmas
Choir Cantata.

Dad and I always
shared the love
of music.  A stroke
left him paralyzed,
in a mute world.

“Please Lord send
us a Christmas miracle.”
Half way through
the program singing,
Joy to the World, Dad
tapped with one
finger on his knee.

I reached out my finger
and Dad wrapped
his around mine,
just like when I
was a little girl.

We were connected
in our hearts.  I could
feel him once again.
With Silent Night,
we were both in tears.
 Bio: Karen O’Leary is a writer and editor from West Fargo, ND.  She has published poetry, short stories, and articles in a variety of venues including, Frogpond, A Hundred Gourds, Haiku Pix, bear creek haiku, Shemom, Creative Inspirations and NeverEnding Story. She edits an online journal called Whispers http://whispersinthewind333.blogspot.com/ She enjoys sharing the gift of words.

3 comments :

  1. The poem so well expresses the silent communion between father and daughter...quite a moving poem Karen O'Leary!

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  2. Dear Sangeeta,

    Thank you so much for your kind words on my poem. Sharing the gift of words is such a blessings.

    May you enjoy your creative journey. Best wishes in 2018!

    Blessings,

    Karen
    http://whispersinthewind333.blogspot.com/

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  3. Dear Editor Team,

    What a joy to share my poem for your beautiful journal. Thank you for publishing my poem.

    Wishing you the best in 2018!

    Blessings,
    Karen

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