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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29 thoughts on “He stands in the shadows”
very impressive. thanks for sharing. your worrds are very powerful. Hugs, Barbara
It was very hard to write.
so very true…. the fighting never ends…
sadly not it just goes on and on!
I like the imagery of him standing in the shadows. Light in darkness watching darkness in the light.
Russ you have got my message absolutely.
I want to learn poetry and I speak to many who are trying to make me understand the words. I got this one I think..
Was the man God?
Thank you Shaun I am so pleased that you liked and understood this poem. Yes the man is God. Poetry is a fantastic medium to use but don’t underestimate the value of your blog as it is. Hugs you are doing a valuable job reaching so many. xxx
I WAS RIGHT!! 😀
You have NO IDEA how chuffed I am, lol
Trying to understand a poem has been hard..
And thank you for your words..
They always mean a lot..
You are so clever Shaun just follow your hunches!
We both know I ain’t clever.. x lol
I just been reading a LOT of good poets lately, trying to find the meaning. Brand new thing for me poems. For some, it will come like breathing in your sleep, for me, very new. So I am glad I am getting there. Maybe one day I can write one as good as you guys… x Truly I mean that
We all have it in us Shaun you just need the tap , one you open the tap then words will flow and the rhythm of poetry will be there. Don’t put yourself down Shaun you are more than you know. xx
Hope so, sometimes I try too hard blow it, lol..x
relax and forget about it it will happen.
Yeah I guess so..Typical Shaun, want’s to do it yesterday.. lol
Aye I see a pattern! ;)x
My Mum see’s the same pattern 😉
I have no doubt that she has! 😀
You know me oh, so well 😀
a very loud clarion for compassionate virtues ~ excellent !
Yes Debbie we need to shout clear loud.
Yes, baffling questions – though many of us might know what to do, even fewer venture to do – as for the vast majority >>> too caught up grappling with life
I think I may of said this before Eric but I believe it to be so true. “It only takes a few good men to do nothing for evil to triumph ” God please help us all to be brave enough to stand up and be counted.
This piece showed what is the roots of all feuds happening all over the world, speak for truth and reality, if we just listen to Him and do what is right and just… very powerful my friend, I love it… best regards 🙂
Thank you so much , it is lovely to see you I have missed you.
Very true picture of today’s world in a very impressive form. Very powerful and the message is great. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you Samina for taking the time to read and see the message ! 🙂 xx