Scary October 22

Here we are at the unholy month of October. I thought I would do a paranormal, witchy, unholy bunch of poems, some new and some old.

Don’t forget to check out Jane Dougherty and Kat Myrman‘s plans for this month!

Today’s poem is about trying to hold off death.

Would you stop if I asked you

If I pleaded what would you do.

Would you stay a moment longer

If promised,my love would make you stronger.

Could I slow your path,stop the ravishes of time.

If I showed you love sublime.

Would I halt your advance in any tiny way

Could I cheat death and make you stay.

If the tears that fall upon your face

Could chase off death, make it leave in disgrace.

I would hold my breath for eternity

If it meant that you would stay with me.

37 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jane Dougherty
    Oct 22, 2018 @ 07:00:56

    oh, such a lot of sadness in this!

    Reply

    • willowdot21
      Oct 22, 2018 @ 07:57:45

      These were the terrific nightmares I had after breaking my back and returning home from hospital πŸ’œ

      Reply

      • Jane Dougherty
        Oct 22, 2018 @ 08:07:49

        When something like that happens we feel so vulnerable. I can imagine you must have been extremely fragile.

      • willowdot21
        Oct 22, 2018 @ 08:11:25

        Yes you are right Jane, I had to learn to walk again and I was scared that I never would, properly again . Yet I did and it’s hopefully all in the past πŸ’œπŸ’œ

      • Jane Dougherty
        Oct 22, 2018 @ 09:26:46

        I do hope so! Spinal injuries terrify me. I never wanted to have an epidural because of the idea of someone mucking about with my spine.

      • willowdot21
        Oct 22, 2018 @ 10:25:43

        You are right to hang back from the epidural , I never had one either. They were quite new 45yrs ago when number one son was born. I did hear some horror stories about them . You only get one spine, I have broken mine twice so will not be taking any chances.πŸ˜±πŸ’œ

      • Jane Dougherty
        Oct 22, 2018 @ 12:22:24

        Twice! Doesn’t that count as extreme bad luck? I had to have an epidural for the first one because she was a forceps delivery,but it ony worked on one side. The second one, the anesthetist couldn’t find the place and gave up. I said I didn’t want one for the third and it was long and difficult. The fourth was induced so I had to have an epidural and the last one was cesarean section. By the time they got round to giving me one, I was stuck so full of needles another one didn’t make much difference.

      • willowdot21
        Oct 22, 2018 @ 12:29:24

        Oh! The joys of giving birth… Yes bad luck to break the back twice. But I survived both times and after much surgery and bloody mindedness ,still standing (fingers crossed πŸ˜‰)

      • Jane Dougherty
        Oct 22, 2018 @ 12:30:13

        Just don’t push your luck. Twice is enough πŸ™‚

      • willowdot21
        Oct 22, 2018 @ 12:39:11

        Yes indeed it is πŸ™‚

  2. jenanita01
    Oct 22, 2018 @ 07:33:27

    Reblogged this on anita dawes and jaye marie.

    Reply

  3. jenanita01
    Oct 22, 2018 @ 07:33:58

    Exquisitely painful…

    Reply

  4. Jordan
    Oct 22, 2018 @ 07:51:22

    Beautiful poem, Willow. It has a lovely flow. It expresses what I would try or have tried, especially with tears.
    JordyπŸ’—

    Reply

  5. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.
    Oct 22, 2018 @ 16:51:21

    A beautiful poem Willow β™₯

    Reply

  6. Betty Hayes Albright
    Oct 22, 2018 @ 21:47:29

    Very powerful and poignant poem, Willow. In reading comments, I didn’t know you’ve broken your back twice. OMG! I hope you’re free from the nightmares. It’s like having PTSD.
    Take care, my friend. β€οΈπŸ’•

    Reply

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