Giving Care

Having discovered that April is poetry month, and thinking about how blessed I am to be here with Barry in our little cottage, and with our 3 outdoor rescue kitties, inspired me to write this poem and post it now. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.

Giving Care
by Lizbeth Hartz

Healer Barry, so positively kind, 
He says I soothe folks’ hearts and minds

His mother Lily’s memories, too fine to let fade away 
We talked long hours before she passed, how sweet to seize those days.

Our rescue cats hide under jasmine, fat tails sway
Like furry sticks, giving them away. I don’t tell them.

Barry’s fave food is Mac and Cheese, I blend in veggies 
Their taste undetected. He won’t say if I spoiled the dish 
Lest I feel dejected. Me, Nutrition Nazi. He, my soul’s succor. 
His kindness the divine desert I relish more and more.

Lizbeth Hartz is the author of the true crime, true love memoir Angel Hero, Murder in Hawaii, A True Story. Get it on Amazon or sign up to read the 1st chapter free.


  1. Damyanti on May 3, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Lovely lines…! Stay safe.

    • Lizbeth Hartz on May 5, 2020 at 8:47 pm

      This means a lot to me, coming from you. Wishing you safety, too.