Archive for April, 1979


Tuesday, April 10th, 1979
      Dear DG,
           The burden has lifted, he's taken some off.  Again he came
      through so no more am I blue.
           It all got to be too much to bear.  Life itself seems so
      unfair.  bruised ego caused by my boss left me confused.  How I
      hate so to lose.  Ernie's understanding ways, support and all
      have left me dazed.
           But then I dropped in to talk a bit, and felt myself rise
      from that deep dreary pit.
           Sue has entered into his life and still he deeply loves
      his wife.
           Jim has entered my life too, and then my love for Ted's
      not new.
           The love I give always not free, but tonight with him I'd
      rather be!
                       Thanks for being you!
                             11:40 p.m.
      p.s. for KH file

— Copyright 1965-2008 by Dennis Gallagher —


Thursday, April 26th, 1979

My mother died without all the kindness I could give her
and I could never see it until she’d gone.

Rose held me and told me thru my tears
that she’s always wished she could change this about me;
that I could never see the problems of the people I loved
until they became critical and knocked me down.

Always so lost in my own inner realities, so insensitive.
“Learn from it.”, she said, with kindness,
“Its the first time you’ve lost someone close, the first time
you’ve realized just how unalterable that last moment is
when you wish you could have left things otherwise.”

26 Apr 1979

— Copyright 1965-2008 by Dennis Gallagher —