Birthday #Poetry #TuesdayTidbit #PoetryPlace

Birthday #Poetry #TuesdayTidbit #PoetryPlace

Birthday #Poetry #TuesdayTidbit

by abbiejohnsontaylor

Image contains: Abbie, smiling.

Today’s my birthday. I’m turning sixty years old. But the following poem, from My Ideal Partner: How I Met, Married, and Cared for the Man I Loved Despite Debilitating Odds, isn’t about me. I wrote it on my late husband’s seventieth birthday. By that time, partially paralyzed by two strokes, he was in a nursing home because I could no longer care for him. I hoped that, like others who move to nursing homes, he would rally and live a few more years. But a couple of weeks after his seventieth birthday, I had to face reality. You can learn more by reading…


  1. Thank you, Patty, for reblogging.

  2. Very touching

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