Tuesday, November 24, 2015

DMC: "Get Well Cards" by Lana Wayne Koehler

Get Well Cards

The card read, “Sincerely, William Walters”
I met him briefly
At the skate park
I was twelve.

The card read, “Sincerely, William”
He couldn’t visit
Me in the hospital
I was sick

The card read, “William”
It was many weeks
Since I’d seen him
I was lonely

The card read, “Will”
I knew who he was
By the cards he sent
He was my friend.

© 2015 Lana Wayne Koehler. All rights reserved.

Rebecca M. Davis has challenged us to write poems about acts of kindness this month– the more specific and vivid the better.  Click HERE for more details.

Send your poem to TodaysLittleDitty (at) gmail (dot) com, or use the contact form in the sidebar to the right. All contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration this Friday, November 27th, and one lucky participant will win copies of two delightful picture books published by Boyds Mills Press: THIS ORQ. (HE CAVE BOY.) and THIS ORQ. (HE SAY "UGH!") by David Elliott, illustrated by Lori Nichols.


  1. This is so touching, Lana. You did a wonderful job showing the growing familiarity over time with few words.

  2. Very sweet! I like seeing the continuity -- it seems like William was a nice friend :-)

  3. I am assuming this is a memory to keep a lifetime. I love how it continued and you showed that in such a short space. Kindnesses touch us deeply.

  4. this is a wonderful so sentimental we have all had these moments in our lives I just love reading cards I do that sometimes to go to the card in stores and read through them thanks for the wonderful memories

  5. I loved the transition from acquaintance to friend :-)