Dare I To Hope
Dare I to hope – I think the pills are working!
Immune-suppressed the virus swept with might
The searing pain then face-distorting torment
Attacking eye and clouding out my sight.
I thanked you Lord that just one side’s affected
When Shingles struck out from its waiting lair
And climbed the nerves and fanned across my forehead
From fifty years of patient waiting there.
The Chicken Pox hit all us baby boomers
We brushed it off and soon returned to school
But no one spoke its later devastation
Nerve-base providing now its waiting pool .
The danger high that I could lose my vision
If pressure built and took out optic nerve
The women worked their modern poultice mixes
Strange foe to halt -- the prayer of faith to serve.
‘Med’sun’ arrayed in tubes and vials before her
Like organ keys and stops new chords to shape
Solo, duet, then trio worked the keyboard,
And soon a fourth the music seat will take
Mysterious creatures we – the sick and healing
As we our battle plans evoke
Created powers from natures’ store of mercy
We bring to bear with patience, skill – now hope.