It’s the first of the month and you know what that means! Poets, choose your own syllabic poetry form, theme, words, images, etc. It’s up to you! So I chose to do an Acrostic Poem September.
Summer is almost gone Evidence of Autumn on its way. Plethora of leaves begin to fall Trees change colours standing tall Embers from bonfires fly Monsters prepare for Halloween Beasts and witches , best you’ve seen. Evenings start to draw in Renewal, harvest feasts with kin.
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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Love it, sis! So powerful!
Thank you Sis 💜
Thank you Sis 💜💜
September is my favourite Month. Not to hot not too cold..just right! 😊
Nicely done my friend!
It’s mine too, also my birth month 💜
Oh wow! Me too! What day?
The 23rd,when is yours ?
OMG SO CLOSE! 22nd
No way we are almost twins 😊💜☺️
You’re younger I bet 😎🙂
1951 for me
Not far off though 🤭💜💜
Thanks for the follow btw.🌻🌸🌹💕
That’s a pleasure, we could be Joan and Nancy lol my mum was as Joan 💜
I’m not as venturous as Nancy though💜
Nor I lol 💜🤭
lol Oh well. 😊
Oh dang! LOL Look what I started! Willow 💜
That’s spot on. Sums it up beautifully
Thank you Geoff💜
First it was too much sun crisping the leaves… but then the chestnut and willow leaves are generally the first to fall anyway. Almost time for the rake and not quite ready to put the lawn mower away!
Cheers to Autumn!!
Yes Autumn is lovely, I can’t read your site . 💜
Love this, Willow! ❤️
Thank you 💜
You’re welcome. 😉
Autumn is my favorite time of year! I love it, Willow! ❤
Thank you Colleen, it is my favourite too 💜
Love this Willow. What a great idea. Acrostic must give that a go sometime. ❤ x
I do love an Acrostic Poem Marjie you should try them you can do a plain acrostic or you can mix it with.any disapline of poetry 💜
I think I have done one before but ages ago Willow. I must try again. This time I’m doing a comparison between a tanka and a haiga. I’ll put up on my blog tomorrow. ❤ x
I shall be look forward to seeing it 💜
I’ll have to remember for next time! Lol. ❤ x
Lovely Willow and it is the same here… hoping there might be a few more summer days in September..hugsx
September is an in-between month , fingers crossed we still have some lovely days to come 💜
Very lovely, Willow. I am enjoying Spring and new growth and colours in my part of the world.
Spring is a beautiful time of year, we are heading into Autumn another beautiful season 💜
Most enjoyable, Willow! 🧡🧡🍁🍁