We may be in the gutter but we are looking at the stars. The man who said that first, I wander was he out each night trailing through the bars.
Did he have fight his way through each and every day and think , then think again about what he was aloud to say.
Was it then as it is now such a long way to look up, did his neck ache like mine was he afraid of getting stuck within the realms of time?.
Did he sit on walls as we did too and make plans and schemes, the moment made we knew we’d never do or full fill our dreams?
We may still be in the gutter we may have still a long way to rise but it was easier then, the hope and stardust had not yet deserted our eyes! Where are the hopes and schemes and dreams.Oh! where have they gone why are they all disappeared and we’re left here with just the memory of how bright they shone.
We may all be in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars! But we cannot reach them and their memories leave only scars.
Female, wife, full time mother and Grandmother. I am not as happy go lucky as I used to be but I am still bubbling along on simmer! I have three handsome sons all grown and flown.The youngest married with a beautiful wife and two sons of his own. Eleven years ago I was working, running a home, driving and socializing then bang in a split second all that was gone. I had an accident at home. I broke my back, not for the first time, I had broken it 10 years previously as well. Unfortunately this time I had broken it really badly and it was truly messed up so I had to have two operations. I was told before each operation that the outcome could mean I spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair. Still as some guy once wrote "I am still standing " yes "better than I ever was " not quite but with the help of a walking stick and as long as I do not stand or sit in one position for too long, I am still standing! Update I no longer use the walking stick . I had lots of friends before the accident but when things like this happen, you loose most of them. Their lives move on and mine stood still and so they left me behind ...I know that is just the way life is but it hurt and always will. Then I looked around and saw those who were still there for me, these friends are the roses in my garden they need to be tended well. They are the diamonds in the dust, I will of been married 50yrs plus this year . Pain and boredom are my enemies now, I have to find different ways to approach life, use my pain befriend it almost...yer right , well that is what they tell me at the pain clinic ROFLMAO ...... if only I could! I have found an outlet for my fears, frustrations and night terrors . I have started writing poetry if that name can be applied to my writing. I hope I do not come over as a moaning winger. I hope I am past all that. I also hope that you might see how the poetry is moving from very dark through the grey and
hopefully in to light ??
I need to update this a little here. I have worked very hard over the years since my accident, I go to the gym regularly, I have a Pilates class and a core class once a week . The guys at the gym and my Pilates teacher cajoled, teased, bullied and encouraged me to abandon my walking stick! :) My back is no longer straight it is C shaped because of the injury and I have lost two and a half inches in height but my Pilates and Core teachers have helped me to stand up as straight and as strongly as possible. Pain and depression are still hanging on my arm but I have weapons to use against them and if I say so myself I cope well.
I have made lots of new friends, real diamonds. I am also very grateful for all the support and help I have encountered here on Wordpress. Hugs and welcome to everyone who visits.
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15 thoughts on “We may be in the gutter”
Yes, it is where we look with the eyes of our souls that truly matters!
Yes I know you are right but I am so tired I feel so crushed I wait to make the next mistake, say the wrong thing. What next?
What next is what we all have to do in times like this, Willow. We look at the stars and see how far away they are how impossible they are to reach and how useless they are in our current plights – we look up and smile as we look back down at us and realise how close we are to ourselves, how close we are to earth and how easy it is to smile even when the darkest of nights and gloomiest of days descend upon us, and when we smile in the face of it all somewhere a light shines within us, a starlight perhaps because we are all from the stars, so you see they aren’t useless after all, they are us and we are them and so we smile, Willow ❤ xxx
Martin, I know you are right and I respect your words. We are made of what the stars are and to the stars we will return. It is just things are they are at the moment for you, me and millions of others it just seems life is so unjust! But all that moan , moaned I am grateful for your words! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGrjiVxZFU8
Thanks willow and I love that song, which reminds me, I am going to Glastonbury tomorrow for a day out 🙂
It is a magic place Martin have the day of your life!
I shall see what comes up 🙂
Have fun 😉 xxxxx
I hope to, I’ve never been before xxx
when we see the sun set, some will see he day end, others will see the night come (~_~) it is always in how we look at things
Thanks Art as usual you put things into perspective!
Every time I am looking at the stars they inspired me for some reasons it boost my energy and confidence after a few moments with them I feel fine…
Stars are special and they can lift us up. I always have thought that stars are the glowing souls of those not yet born, it comforts me.
I’ve always loved that quote too… perfect. 😉
yes me too even if I have tweeked it a tad!