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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21 thoughts on “Musical Theme: Grandmother Fire”
Smashing!!! I shall have a slow listen to a couple of new versions, later in the week. For now I’ve read the text and your outstanding poetry. Hot Stuff!! XXXXX
I am pleased you like the poetry.
OH! I love this !! It is us women of fire and poetry!! 😉 😀
Willow! I love your Fire Dancers so much!
Oh and Bear is sharing that beautiful Song to Brighid! MMMM. Great stuff.
We shared a few songs. 🙂 I almost with Johnny Cash until I remembered that June actually wrote the song so I hunted up something of that with her doing it. Fun.
LOL I wonder if Brown cooked his brains? is Julie Driskoll British? I don’t know her work. I love that you know so much about your home turf.:-) Sineade is always wonderful, even if they won’t let me listen to her video in this country. 😦 Oh and of course Johnny Cash and the Doors and we all like fire poi and batons and swords 🙂 I’m sure glad you included the terrible Austrailian fires … there is no way to say enough about the terror and danger of world Wildfires. Thank you. That Peer Gabriel video…some of that was actual real footage, not all was staged …. scary stuff. The Prodigy is new to me too (I think) and he is definitely twisted (like he said) and good at depicting twisted. …… Interesting … all …very interesting … and HOT!!
The Prodigy were a group my eldest son followed for a while they are an English electronic music group formed by Liam Howlett in 1990. The current members include Liam Howlett, Keith Flint, Leo Crabtree, Rob Holliday and Maxim.Julie Driscoll is English , London Born and still singing and acting I think she uses her real name now, Julie Tippets
here is one of my favourites from her.
Peter Gabriel has always been a favourite of mine!!
BTW Arthur Brown was always getting into trouble setting himself alight and also stripping naked on stage… a mad yorkshire man!! Great baritone voice.
love every thing you write so beautiful a delight to read and the feeling that go’s in to each
word you and you’re family have a nice weekend Willow
Thank you for your kind words Paul, you have a good weekend too!!xxx
Wonderfulpoetry and music to go with it. Enjoyed it very much. Take care my friend.
Thank you xx