Brian O'Connell

carer

The sense of love that at times of real pain and hardship, transcends anything we may feel about sexuality, and that someone will reach out to you no matter how hard life may be.

Brian O'Connell

carer

You are not unknown to me my love
That night you held me so tight
Only cloths of hospital canvas
To shield us from the roar of canons thunder
I shivered with pain in that stretcher coffin and feared the end was near
Then your breath and arms took hold, so taught and strong they rocked me into sleep
The silence of morning came and breath once again filled my lungs with a sweet but sickly feel as if a bonfire morn
I turned to feel my soldier’s embrace that had saved me on that night but loves embrace had gone
The years fly by like hands on a clock
My canvas bed is now a nursing home.
As breath once more leaves this body I know to you I will come, and feel once more that breath that strength that rocked me threw till morn.

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