Precious Body – Stream of Consciousness Saturday

I didn’t think it was too much to ask  for

Always striving not to demand or be selfish.

Just to make  me look less of an eyesore

To straighten my  back for me, to just grant  that wish.


I know they mended me and put  me back together

Pinned  and fused me  and filled me with cement.

But  am I selfish  to want  not to have a curved body  forever

However hard I try I will not be straight  again, but slightly  bent.


I’ve always  known I am better off than  so many

Blessed in lots ways the truth be known.

But if I could have a wish granted it would not be just any

Only to wake and find my spine un-curved  had grown.


Please don’t think me spoilt  and churlish

I know I stand and walk  and bend

But I’d like  my posture to be more stylish

But I must accept that I am lucky not to be crippled my friend.


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24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Paul
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 21:45:07

    It’s true we yearn to have the physical body we had at our best. It’s a sort of good sadness though because we’ve traded our physical form for years of experience, burning up beauty while gaining wisdom.

    Great post Willow. I enjoyed it.


    • willowdot21
      Jul 05, 2014 @ 22:11:02

      True Paul I was feeling sorry for myself …stupid old bat! Thanks for being understanding! I am standing and not in a wheelchair and there are many far worse off than me. xxx


  2. Lisa
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 21:46:15

    I feel like that wearing oxygen. A bit different because I may be able to take mine off one day. Love you. ♡♡♡♡♡ I think you’re beautiful from the inside. I don’t know if that matters. I would still think you were beautiful if I knew what you looked like from the outside.


    • willowdot21
      Jul 05, 2014 @ 21:52:20

      Thank you Lisa, I can understand what you are saying about the oxygen mask, I also know that I hate my shape sometimes more sometimes less as my mood takes me. Today I felt low and so hate myself, tomorrow is another day and I must not be so shallow I am standing and not in a wheelchair and there are many far worse off than I! Be happy enjoy your family holiday!!


      • Lisa
        Jul 05, 2014 @ 22:05:10

        Exactly. I guess I just wanted to let you know you were loved. Wanting to have a straight body doesn’t make you shallow. We all fight our own battles. (About to eat eggplant parmasian. 🙂 )

      • willowdot21
        Jul 05, 2014 @ 22:12:57

        Thank you, you are all loved too even though we’ve not met! Enjoy the eggplant I am off to bed now I am exhausted!! hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 😉

      • Lisa
        Jul 05, 2014 @ 22:35:40


  3. TanGental
    Jul 06, 2014 @ 06:51:09

    Hmm, maybe you should give up editing Willow. Loved it and must give the prompt a try.


  4. John W. Howell
    Jul 06, 2014 @ 11:49:18

    Lovely poem. I have dreams where I am able to walk and run without pain. I wish I could write poetry as you do and then could live that dream in my words. Nice job.


  5. Let's CUT the Crap!
    Jul 06, 2014 @ 12:22:44

    I feel for you Willow. I believe everything feels worse when we’re worn out. This is the real world and we have no choice but to make the best of what we have to work with. Hope you’re feeling brighter in the morning. [[[hugs]]]


  6. LindaGHill
    Jul 07, 2014 @ 00:45:10

    Sometimes I think it’s these wishes that keep us going – keep us striving every day and get us through the harder times.
    Thanks so much for posting this week on SoCS! Brilliant poem, Willow 😀


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