Die Fenster

A word on the radio
Someone’s comment
Their life
It reminds me of our loss
Deal with it
I move on.

Visitors, I appreciate you coming
One thing you don’t see
How can you?
It’s you leaving
I never do
But you never leave yours either.

Think about your daily routine
Details, at every step
The best carers know mine
Common sense essential
I know when something will go wrong
Clever? No, but I’ve seen what works
Problem is, can’t speak
Misplaced tube, wet bed
Gets very tiring.
The questions to ask
Day or night
Answer yes or no
It’s on the door
I’m trying to make it easier
For all of us.

Eye gaze unstable
Problem diagnostics
Good account manager
Reminds me of someone.

Shadowlands, C.S. Lewis
Suffering is God’s megaphone
The little boy asks,
“Why can’t they make mummy better?”
His head on the pillow,
Reminds me of our children.

Great news! Marvellous news!
Care Home agreed I can have window
WIDE OPEN
Health & Safety, Duty of Care, litigation
Not so simple these days
Air, lots now, just great!
Thanks Very Much.

Spring equinox
The grain of sand tips the scales
Light now
Daffodils in front of the old wall
The Hertfordshire flint wall.

Bitte nicht aus dem Fenster herauslehnen
Ne pas se pencher par la fenetre
Do not lean out of the window
Non sporgersi dalla finestra
The excitement of the train
At The Hook of Holland.
Valentina will go to Landsberg
By train. Fantastic!

Andrew Knowlman

I am a 50-year old father of two children, married to Jane. I live in Hertfordshire, UK. I was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in April 2015.

2 thoughts to “Die Fenster”

  1. Andrew,

    Thank you for this. I think of you often and love reading your blog – it does for sure, ensure that I do stop for that moment.

    Sending strength, love and light,

    Colette xx

    Colette Heneghan
    Performance & Nutrition Coach
    Optimum Living
    Mobile: +447799896247
    http://www.optimumliving.co.uk
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    From: stopforamomentpeople
    Reply-To: stopforamomentpeople
    Date: Tuesday, 21 March 2017 at 12:06
    To: Colette Heneghan
    Subject: [New post] Die Fenster

    Andrew Knowlman posted: “A word on the radio Someone’s comment Their life It reminds me of our loss Deal with it I move on. Visitors, I appreciate you coming One thing you don’t see How can you? It’s you leaving I never do But you never leave yours either. Think about your dail”

  2. Youre becoming a poet! An unintended consequence. But brilliant…. you do a great job of helping us into your shoes if but for a glimpse. Thank you Andrew. Love you brother!

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