An Ode to Caregiving

by Cherie Rowett

Eyes of love and deeds of service,

Initiative and dedication, 

Compassionately witnessing

through moments…minutes…hours. 

Energy rising, energy falling: 

good days, 

bad days.

Alive with purpose! 

Then bleak with entrapment – this burdensome love!

Struggling up for air… reaching desperately for self-care

then when rested and refreshed 

ready to reengage and repeat. 

This tumbling cycle can conceal and screen

the empathy 

the unity

the opportunity

the power beyond “little me” 

a new story beyond “poor me”.

(c) All Rights Reserved – Cherie Rowett

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