Heroes of the night (haiku)

(c) clr 2016
(c) clr 2016

Working on a youth line that is open 24/7 I have seen how challenging it can be and yet, it is also a labour of love.  However the true heroes at this agency are those who listen with compassion from 6 to 8 and 10 hours each night.  These counsellors are the true heroes of the night.

such sadness
listening all night long
the graveyard shift

uncovering truths
old wounds open – and,
untold secrets

such sadness
listening all night long
the graveyard shift

sudden tears
bearing heart and soul – sometimes,
left for vacant

such sadness
listening all night long
the graveyard shift

listeners
of compassion
heroes of the night

(c) Tournesol’16-03-18

Daily moments March 18 2016 Heroes of the night

 

Inspired At Three Word Wednesday, we are given: Uncovered , Vacant, and Abrupt(sudden).  

13 thoughts on “Heroes of the night (haiku)

      1. Yup, one thing I find difficult of working late evenings and night shifts (I’ve work some but more from another agency) is you are so alone after you finish work…everyone goes their own way, which dayworkers have an option to still see life after work…going to a coffee shop, restaurant, book store. That is one thing I miss. I finished work at 7:30 last night and I felt I had won a lottery!

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      2. oh wow I hadn’t ever considered that but you’re right. Even in a major metropolis, not much goes on after 2 am, except 24 hour diners. Some businesses start up again around 6 am.

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