A Valediction to my last Decade. NaPoWriMo

DAY 6  OF NaPoWriMo :  Today’s prompt is to write a  you to write a valediction poem. So I have written one to my last decade  which has definitely not been my best!



To my last decade a Valediction.

I cannot say that I am sorry  to see you go

I have found you hard to cope with, but this you know.

So much have  we weathered together through this time

we have crawled through some valleys and had some mountains to climb.

Since I have been with you I have waved goodbye to my youth

I railed at the facts of life and fought the black dog and now I have accepted the truth.

You were there when I broke my back  you laid by  my hospital bed and whispered all night

I wept with frustration and fear you encouraged the black dog to attack and strike.

You told me I may never walk again, to give up and give in  but I would not listen.

You have done your best to hinder my progress  but I have beaten you, see my tears of pride glisten.

I have fought you and the black dog and I have beaten you in to a cocked hat.

I have out grown you and broken the ties you had held on to so tight. I have cut them what do you think of that!

I hated you you from the moment you arrived , you have done your best to beat me but I have survived.

So goodbye to this decade of my life  you have done your worst you dished me such dirt and made me feel cursed.

So goodbye, God bless, good riddens , adeiu. I shall never  ever let things get me down again like you do.

This year I shall be on to my next decade so I shall bid  goodbye. Take the black dog , HELL can have you.

33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. helenvalentina
    Apr 06, 2013 @ 20:54:00

    Wow, you broke your back? You managed to conquer that and walk again? No wonder you battled with depression, but what a testament to your spirit my friend. Colour me very impressed! Great poem too! 🙂


    • willowdot21
      Apr 06, 2013 @ 21:15:50

      Yes I did break my back, and I was in hospital for a month had two operations , months of physio and gym work and now four years later I have got rid of my walking stick and have been told if I keep exercising that I will avoid a wheelchair !! So it is the gym , pilates and a deep core class for me. I still get depressed when I think how my life suddenly but I am getting there!!I am glad you like the poem!


  2. abichica
    Apr 06, 2013 @ 23:20:28

    awesome poem.. about your back having been broken, its good to see that you are recovered and continuously get stronger and better.. You are indeed a strong woman who creates powerful poetry. 🙂


    • willowdot21
      Apr 07, 2013 @ 06:52:04

      Thanks Abitchica. It has not been a good decade but as it draws to a close I can look back and see that without the bad experiences I would never of started this blog or met you would I. The only way is up. 😉 xx


  3. Matrone Bell
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 01:37:53

    Your an inspiration dear, hold your head high and be proud for all that you accomplished. 🙂


    • willowdot21
      Apr 07, 2013 @ 06:38:40

      Thank you for your kind words, it has been a trek but thats life and life makes us what we are. I have hated the Las ten years of my life it hit on my 50th birthday and went down from there! Marriage hassles work, depression then boom the accident. But now with 60 already in view I am determined to make a difference. Life is not a rehearsal, we pass this way but once. One exceptionally good thing about this nasty decade is I found WordPress and met you. 😉 xxxx


  4. Tess
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 08:15:56

    keep smiling…………..hugs from me


  5. Cat Forsley
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 11:19:03

    http://catforsley.me/2013/04/07/willowy-sunday-cat-forsley/ big hugggs and thanks for everything this week 🙂 xxx for you xoxoxoxo


  6. penpusherpen
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 11:47:27

    so much to have to live through, Sweet Willow, and I join you in telling your Pain Filled Decade to depart and never darken your doorstep again. (a saying of My Mums, she was once smart cookie ) … Warmest of hugs to a survivor, and a person of huge spirit… Upwards and onwards lovely friend, the past is gone… the future beckons.. xPenx .


    • willowdot21
      Apr 07, 2013 @ 21:16:47

      Yes onwards and upwards we will progress. We shall move forward towards better times.Thank you for your support and thanks for reminding me what my mum used to say by saying what your mum used to say!! Be Gone Dark Days and never darken my doorstep again!


  7. raimyd
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 17:25:24

    Awesome willpower!


  8. Martin Shone
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 19:37:53

    You are a fighter, Willow, your spirit is magnificent! ❤ xxx


  9. Cat Forsley
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 22:03:25

    love love love miss 🙂 and have a beautiful week 🙂 glad to have made You smile 🙂 i 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂


    Apr 07, 2013 @ 22:10:10

    impressive and shattering and yet, LIFE ! You’re a heroine !


  11. Gray Dawster
    Apr 08, 2013 @ 06:43:44

    You are what I call a brave lass my dear Willowdot
    and you have done wonderfully well to get back on
    your feet amidst the negative attitude of you know
    who? 😦 Well done Willowdot you’re a star 🙂 🙂 xxx


  12. MisBehaved Woman
    Apr 08, 2013 @ 17:38:00

    Love your fighting spirit…and your poetry! 🙂 What a great inspiration you are!


  13. kelihasablog
    Apr 15, 2013 @ 06:46:54

    Love, love, love this… sorry to be late reading it 😀


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