Monday, 12 December 2011

The Family

The Family

He thinks he’s alone,
They don’t understand,
How could they understand?
The pain, the fear, the unrelenting horror,
How could they understand?
The confusion, the struggle, the unending war within,
How could they understand?

Yet he forgets.
The fear, that he will end it all,
The pain, of watching him struggle to cope,
The horror, the realisation it won’t go away,
Yet he forgets.
The confusion, he’s not the same man,
The struggle, they must cater for his needs,
The unending war to keep hope,
Yet he forgets.

They must learn to work together
To cater for him, but also for them.
With the help of doctor and friends
They must learn to work together
To help him understand, he is not alone,
To help them keep hope, he will get better,
They must learn to work together.


by Elanor Buchanan