How horrible
Must it have been
In the days of sailing ships
To hear of the illness
Of a dear one far away
Knowing there was
Little chance of helping…
Leaving a helpless feeling
A gnawing at the gut…
Now we think we’re
Instantly connected…
But despite all the pride
In modern conveniences
Many things can make them fail
I know how it feels…do you…
When desire to show you care
And opportunity don’t coincide?


  1. Elle Nguyen · February 9, 2018

    I’ve also always wondered how these changes have affected us. Would pain be felt differently? Great insight here!

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    • artifiswords · February 18, 2018

      Not having been around in the age of sailing ships, I can only guess, but we know that medical science has made great advances. What hasn’t changed is that we feel distress when a loved one is ill, and it’s especially frustrating when they’re far away…and worse when we can’t quickly find out their status.

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  2. Denise Carruthers · February 18, 2018

    well said, I feel despondent now

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