The Hospice Resident

Some overly pleasant visitors lavished Jimmy with compliments:
“All of this choice for lunch. You’re the king, Jimmy!”

He sat with raised eyebrows and fixed gaze,
saying nothing, while his face said so much.

There was a wall between them
made up of their egos
and now he sat on the other side of that,
seeing things as they really were.

Do I know what he was thinking?
One thing was certain:
he wanted nothing to do with their compliments,
he had entered another world.

Grace Colella has completed the requirements for the Masters in Arts and Ministry in Spirituality at Regis College. She is an active parishioner at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Toronto.

  • Sharon Walters
    Posted at 08:17h, 08 October Reply

    Thank you Grace!

  • Maria Skarzynski
    Posted at 11:47h, 08 October Reply

    Short but you got it !!

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