A Poem from the Hospital


You always did give me light, from far away

as if the earth had not yet

discovered the light of love,

and yet your seasoning

as a warrior, seems

to overwhelm us

both at times,

and I can’t stand

to see your bed empty,

shedding your shadow

even though

you’re just down in X-ray.


Note: My wife is in the hospital right now with several health issues, none of them small, and all of them very difficult.

She is the bravest person I have ever met.

We would appreciate your positive thoughts and prayers. Thank you. 

P.S. I will probably post from my archives this week.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2018, ancient skies

132 thoughts on “A Poem from the Hospital

  1. Bless you both and may you soon have your wife home and in her own bed.
    What you both go through is so hard on different levels.
    My thoughts are with you and faith in a good outcome.

  2. I’m sorry to read this. 😦 There’s always something to remind us of how precious life (and love) is. Praying today, and tomorrow at Mass.

  3. I’m so sorry to hear this as well. I am not on WordPress often anymore but you are definitely someone I will not forget through my travels here. Good luck, I hope she has recovers soon.

  4. May the breath of God fill your dear wife with His healing love. He is watching over you both, and you will see His goodness. “I lift up my eyes to the mountains…” Psalm 121.

    1. Thank you Lois! What wonderful comments. You know what? This is the very same verse God gave to her years ago when she had cancer and a bone marrow transplant. It has a special meaning for us. I’m here with her and she is doing better compared to a few days ago! Peace to you and great blessings.

      1. Yesterday was a good day, today is a tough one. We are hoping to leave soon, maybe tomorrow and wait for test results at home. Thank you Betty, and peace to you.

  5. Dear Lord, I lift up Nico’s wife and put at the foot of your cross and come before you to ask for her complete healing. I pray that you would rid her body of all sickness, aide the doctors who are treating her. and restore her health and wholenss. In your precious name Jesus! Amen!

  6. Wish your wife quick and painless recovery and to you and your family all the strength in the world! I am sure everything will turn out to be alright! Sending positive vibes!

    1. Thank you Anna, we need all the prayers we can get. Some of the issues have been taken care of but there is still the possibility of cancer. Peace to you and be blessed.

  7. My prayers are with you and your wife – here is hoping for strength and courage, with a smooth recovery. My best to you both ~

  8. Hello again Mr. Nico. Once again, so grateful that God has answered your prayers and that Mrs. Nico is back home. May He continue to bless and guide you!

  9. I have not been active for the past few weeks and only saw this today. I will be praying for her and keeping all of you in my prayers, “Daily” Please have Faith. I send her many Blessings of, Love Light and Healing Energies and I sincerely wish you all to have the strength and patience in these difficult times of your life. May God Blessings be on you all ❤

    1. Thank you so much! Your comments are a blessing to us. She is at home now and doing better. We are waiting for test results to see if she has cancer – again. Peace to you and great blessings. Thank you for your blogging friendship.

  10. All my prayers and wishes are with you and your wife. Wishing her a speedy recovery! May God bless you and be with you💖

      1. I wasn’t around for last few days. Yesterday I came to know about this.
        I wish her health, strength and a speedy recovery. God is always with you showering his blessings to give you strength and peace. All my prayers for both of you💖

      2. Thank you so much Nehal! Your comments and prayers are such wonderful blessings to us. I just read them to her! May God bless you for your kindness. Peace to you and great blessings.

  11. My twin sister died in hospital when we were 5. Evert day i think of her. Every day i urge myself to work two times better, for her. Each day i miss her and each day i forget her a little bit more. God bless your wife and your poems
    The poem was amazing, especially the beginning, though the end got a bit scratchy.

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