Hello America it been a busy week, your Canadian cousins celebrated Canada Day on July 1st while you guys will be celebrating Independence Day on the 4th July.. so may I wish you all the best.
This is the first Tuesday of the month so Colleen always allows us to pick our own words to use Synonymously.
I have chosen Deny and Improve. This week I have chosen a Tanka for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge.
Let’s come together
Welcome the poor of the world.
Liberty for all?
Arms wide, mouth gagged eyes shut
We’d change the world if we tried.
Image from Pixabay
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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19 thoughts on “COLLEEN’S 2019 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 134 #SYNONYMSONLY”
Thank you, you may of guessed I from the other side of the pond to America 💜💜
What a great job sis 😍
Thank you 💜🍀 Sis 💜
So much excellent politically themed poetry this week. Willow, your’s is a stunner! ❤
Thank you Colleen, I am earnest in my wish for things to change…. for the better ❤ 🙂 🙂 🙂
Me too. Who is going to be your new prime minister?
Who ever it is, it will not be my choice . There is no choice, Boris Johnson is dangerous, pretends to be a friendly buffoon but he is sly and nasty, Micheal Gove is an idiot. ..God help us if the communist antisemitic anti everything Jeremy Corbin… we have they same sort of choice you had with Trump and Clinton? …I simply dispair I really do ❤ 🙂 🙂 🙂❤ 🙂 🙂 🙂❤ 🙂 🙂 🙂
Oh, crap! That’s what I was afraid of. I heard Canada will have a hard fought election this time too. Yikes. We’re all in for it. ❤
Absolutely it’s scary the world has no leaders worth their salt!…we are all falling to pieces! 🙂💜
We must be strong and start making our votes count. ❤️
that’s extremely difficult when there is absolutely no one worth voting for ! 😊🧡
I’ll vote for anyone NOT trump. LOL! It makes the choice easy. 😀
Yes indeed I feel the same about all our choices!! ❤ 🙂 🙂 🙂
I do believe there are more of us than them…(K)
Do you mean there are more useless politicians than us … I can agree with that ❤
I was thinking more of us working for positive things than those that dispense negativity…they are just louder right now. We need to keep speaking up for what is right.
yes you are right I totally agree. We must keep trying to prevail over negativity ….though we do not have a great choice ❤ 🙂 🙂 🙂