Sunday morning…I’m sitting on my front porch to watch and listen to the rain.  I’m also remembering my late husband.  He planted these azaleas.  And so, I wrote the following poem this morning.



the last yard work he did

was in this landscape



he sat on the ground

in the sun

and pulled weeds


his worn, white, cloth hat

atop his head

About Sabra Bowers

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16 Responses to Exhausted

  1. Dawn =) says:

    I can see him. What a beautiful gift he gave you. Hugs! PS I love your poem!

    • Sabra Bowers says:

      Thank you so much Dawn. I have beautiful flowering shurbs and plants in my yard. I owe the planting of those to Doug. I do see him often (in memories) in the yard. I’m catching your hug and sending one back to you.

  2. dulzimordash says:

    Reblogged this on Spontaneous Creativity.

  3. and now we remember him as well thank you

  4. Reblogged this on bearspawprint and commented:
    and now we remember him as well —– thank you

  5. Veronica Roth says:

    Aw Sabra. This poem makes me want to rush to you and hug you till you can’t breathe. Hugs to you sweet girl. 🙂

  6. Kathy Meenach says:

    Doug left you a part of his endearing self, always giving you flowers to enhance the beauty of your love together . . . .

    • Sabra Bowers says:

      Yes, he did give me lots of flowers. When we were young, they came in vases, when older, they were planted in the yard and sometimes picked and brought to me as a delightful surprise. Always very good to see you here, Kathy. Love ya.

  7. Aww . . . so sweet and touching. Lovely, Sabra. xo

  8. claudia says:

    oh i love that the azaleas will always remind you of him…such a moving write sabra

  9. Sabra Bowers says:

    Thank you, Claudia. He planted early, middle, and late bloomers. I still have azaleas blooming and one more variety after this blooming ends. Have a great holiday weekend. Glad to see you here.

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