This is part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Haiku Challenge.
a note of caution
don’t send the wrong message out
rona has not gone
hiding in the shadows still
silent and ready to pounce.
My reaction to today’s easing of restrictions, with numbers rising I feeling it’s at best foolhardy at worst total madness.
Stay safe, stay well. 💜
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. View all posts by willowdot21
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All quite confusing. I still wear a mask despite being vaccinated but I’m often looked at as if I have lost my mind. Either that or people assume I haven’t got the shot.
They are lucky you are protecting them ! It’s very confusing! 💜
A great poem. I suppose it depends what figures the government has its eye on. If its infections, they are very high in the UK, but your death rate is pretty low. Did everything open up today as planned?
Apparently but I won’t be going near anytime soon. Our hospitals are filling up with Covid cases, and our intensive care units are full not only with Covid but other things too. Our local hospitals are opening up their Covid wards. Life saving treatment and operations are on hold because it’s so busy here! It’s not good Robbie. I do hope things are better with you and you are all safe. 💜
I did wonder what was actually happening when I looked at the rising case numbers, Willow. It is frightening if the hospitals are full. When my dad was diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism a few weeks ago, he should have been hospitalised and treated in ICU but he couldn’t be admitted because the hospitals were full of covid patients. Even if there was a bed, it would be to dangerous to have him in hospital among so much covid. It is a terrible tragedy for people who become ill from other things.
Robbie it is a nightmare and such a worry for you and your Dad. I do hope he is now on the mend.
Here this are not good at all, Boris is ploughing on with his own agenda with no thought for what’s really happening. Hospitals filling up, infections soaring. There may be less fatalities but there are more people ill.
This is the worst time to lift restrictions! Stay safe 💜
Dad is doing better and sees the doctor again next week. We have been very blessed. Getting dad into see this cardiologist saved his life. I am sorry to know that the virus is so bad in the UK.
Boris is just not helping
So glad your dad is doing well I shall pray for him 💜
Just because the restrictions are being relaxed doesn’t mean that we have to lower our guard. Great message, Willow
Thank you Shweta my thoughts exactly stay safe 💜
You too. Take care. Stay safe
Yes indeed 💜
Oh, so true, Sis!
It’s a nightmare 🤣
Nothing but idiocy since day one here in America
Same here in the UK. But todays antics have been ludicrous 💜
Yes. Too many think that being vaccinated means it’s the end. Unfortunately, it is not. Too many are still not vaccinated and they are the ones being hit the hardest by the variant.
Yes indeed 💜
Your poem speaks quite aptly to our unfortunate reality. It’s crazy on my side of the pond too. Delta variant spiking fast and furious. Masked people at grocery store, about 50/50.
It’s so confusing here, things are just not clear and you cannot trust our government!
Our current state of affairs is one big mess! Seems like it will never end.
Yes it does seem like that at the moment …but life will go I think nature always adapts .
We can’t let our guard down. Most appropriate haiku.
Yes we must be careful