The Hole In My Heart

Two years ago today, on July 25, 2016,
I underwent open heart surgery to repair
an ascending aortic aneurysm and replace
a malfunctioning aortic valve. I was in the
hospital for three days in cardiac intensive care unit
and 4 days in cardiac care unit. It was this event
that eventually led me to start writing after a
long, up and down recovery period and cardiac rehab.

There was a hole in my heart
But I wasn’t surprised
For you see after all
I used to be tall

In the last few years
I’ve been falling apart
So many surgeries
I don’t now where to start

People tell me, “Don’t dwell on the pain”
Or the old cliché, “no pain, no gain”
Your advice is not needed
Don’t ever try to help me again

My back, my knees
My lungs and my heart
Who told my body
To start falling apart?

But I never gave up
I never quit
The hole in my heart
Has now been fixed

~The Tennessee Poet~

©Walt Page 2018 All Rights Reserved

Advertisements

30 thoughts on “The Hole In My Heart

Add yours

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

A WordPress.com Website.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: