Fugitive

September 18th, 2014 § 23 comments

IMG_8522I know I’m supposed to stop and smell the roses

But life is going to keep moving on

Without me.

 

So maybe instead you should just

Keep the motor running,

Let me hop out for just a moment.

 

While you’re not looking

I might just try to run.

 

But I realize you’re not paying attention any more…

I’m taking too long,

 

So I will linger a while,

Taking in the glory,

Before the last breath.

§ 23 Responses to Fugitive"

  • gesine says:

    beautiful and heartbreaking. xoxoxoxo

  • Leslie says:

    Beautiful! Once again your writing provides knowledge, peace and perspective. Thank you!
    Wishing you strength and sending you support.

  • Pamela says:

    These words – lovely. You are not taking too long – We should all jump out with our motors running, wearing the most gorgeous, glittery gold Nikes!
    Sending love –

    Pamela

  • Mel says:

    Wow. After reading it…a gentle smile….and tears. Peace to you.

  • Tami G says:

    Simply beautiful. Just like you.

    I know hugs and best wishes are not enough but if love could cure you, I know you’d already be well.

    Tami

  • Elizabeth Jackson says:

    Please keep savoring each day and taking in the glory.
    For as long as possible, as long as possible.
    There are more people than you’ll ever know who are paying
    attention.
    You’ve changed my life on so many levels. I’m forever grateful.
    Much love and many hugs to you and your family.

  • meri says:

    The clarity and presence of mind in beautiful poetry…yes, truly breathtaking. Thank you. <3

  • Rebecca says:

    I like what Pamela said.

    I hope you can run for a long time. Smell the roses, stop when you need to, keep being there for your kids and your family as much as you can. I don’t think anyone has stopped paying attention.

  • Nancy says:

    Lisa,
    Your heart- wrenchingly honest words ring so true for so many of us. Thank you for having the courage to write them for those of us who don┬┤t know how. May your “last breath” be a long time off.

    Nancy, triple negative bc survivor since 2006, recently found bone mets ,responding well to Xeloda, so far, so good. Feeling truly grateful for every day I feel like my old self, only difference is the bitter sweetness of this strange reality. Bless us all

  • linhelen says:

    Ah… Thanks so much for the hydrangea and “Fugitive.” Of course, you know, you continue to have our attention and many of us have jumped out with you, present with love and admiration. {{LBA}}

  • Christie Kerr says:

    Don’t be fooled. We are paying attention. We are just quietly loving the sun and the changing colors of the leaves all the while irritated by land mines of pesky acorns that keep tripping us up. I think of you often as I am sure others here and elsewhere are doing. We are hoping you have sunny painless days and cozy nights with your loved ones without any of the bumps in the road.

    Tomorrow will be here. Next week will come. Seasons will change. Not being religious I am in awe of my role in this world that is often evolving erratically around me. I look forward each year to the December Solstice celebration in NY where in the wee hours of the morning the sun shines through a cathedral window while the music builds as a welcoming announcement of the re-awakening of the earth.

    We treasure you and you will always be in our hearts. Your light is truly a beacon to all you have touched. Shine on.

  • David Davidson says:

    I’m still watching, every day. Take as long as you like. Take an eternity!

  • Carolyn Rosman says:

    I think of you every single time I look at my beautiful cosmos in the garden. You are an extraordinary woman.

  • Karen says:

    Treasuring every moment & every word.
    Hugs from Canada.

  • Beth cioffoletti says:

    love this. thanks.

  • Melissa Taylor says:

    Beautiful, breath taking, heartbreaking, and beautiful.

  • Diane Turner says:

    Beautiful words. Sending prayers every day and wishing you well.

  • Sharon Taylor says:

    Oh Honey–Fugitive just knocks the breath out of me, stuns me, doubles me over. I started following your journey because both your medical observations and emotional insights help me support my best friend who is a step or so behind you. She is in the Aromasin/Afinitor phase right now. I’m so moved by your courage, grace, and the power of your words that your journey is no longer merely informational to me. I send hope and prayers heavenward for you every day.

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