dVerse Poets Quadrille – Labor

Pen us a poem of precisely 44 words (not counting the title), including some form of the word work.
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Labor of Love

She looked intently at the man
A smile spread when she took his hand
Tears dribbled down his wrinkled face
She offered a soft cloth edged with lace
Nursing homes too busy for his quiet voice
Her frequent visits calmed him, her loving choice



15 thoughts on “dVerse Poets Quadrille – Labor

  1. Cheryl, your empathetic poem of healing is beautiful. She is his angel, and I feel he heals her as well in their relationship. The word for today is “work.” Can you please write another with work in it or modify this one (which I wouldn’t expect you to)? Thanks much.

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    1. No worries, my bad, for putting Labor in the title. I wanted to keep it Labor for Labor Day, but I thought work opened the prompt up to other definitions that labor didn’t.

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    2. Taking time to work the problem
      Researching the best possible endgame
      Scientists pour over available files
      They’re filled with opinionated guile
      A senator’s speech so far not defined
      Parents’ wishes blatantly denied
      Today, charts and graphs seem blind
      Child safety not in the guide.

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