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).