I sit and watch her as she sleeps. She’s so tired these days age has taken it’s toll. I really am so grateful to her though the loyalty and love she shows me is far beyond wealth. She would follow me to the ends of the earth and truly so would I her. Oh! She’s stirring now, bless her first action is to look for me.
love is her nature devotion is her default she’s my staff and stay full of dreams of youth and play she lightens my load always.
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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53 thoughts on “#TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 269, 4/12/22, #Colleen’s SpecificForm:TankaProse.”
How are you doing today
The best I could wish for her would be that she drifts away in her sleep, dreaming of you xxx
Oh! Thank you Jane that’s such a lovely thought but I hope not yet. We have just come in from a short walk. ….it was short even so she got her neck caught in some brambles . So patient she just stood there while I released her. Thank goodness for a thick coat 💜💜💜
I hope not just yet either 🙂
Hard to imagine Finbar standing still to be untangled. He used to just thresh about until something gave way. Twit.
Lol well Ruby is a very calm dog 💜☺️
And very sensible 🙂
Lol she is that must be her training.
A blooming princess!
How are you doing today
So, so lovely, Sis 💚
So sweet, Willow! A dog’s affection is priceless. 🙂
Yes indeed and without expectations 💜
Hi Willow, this is very poignant.
We love our Ruby girl 💜❤️
Beautiful, dogs are so loyal. I wouldn’t be without my German Shephard, Rottweiler mix. He is not my first dog. My first was a mongrel, whose dad happened to be a white German Shephard.
Thank you our dogs are just so wonderful aren’t they , they give us unconditional love 💜
See, this is beautiful! The only think you should remember is that Japanese poetry doesn’t rhyme. But sometimes that happens, I know. ❤
Thank you Colleen I really didn’t mean to rhyme ….honest 💜
I know. I caught myself the other day doing the same thing. Sometimes, we rhyme. In our challenges, I let it go because I know you are all writing from your hearts. In poetry contests or submissions to journals, I don’t rhyme. LOL! ❤
We all do try ….it must be very trying for you 💜
Oh no. I like the rules in the Japanese forms. I feel like we’re writing ancient scrolls like the Japanese did long ago. ❤
Yes I agree it does feel special 💜💜
So sweet! Delightful to read– and to see the adorable pup picture, too 🙂
❤❤ Aww. What a beautiful dog.
She certainly is thank you 💜🥰
Beautiful, Willow. I love the picture:) I have a senior dog who can’t chase bears anymore but never lets me out of her sight!
They are the best companions aren’t they. I am glad she’s not chasing bears, your dog that is, it sounds dangerous 💜
This is so beautiful, Willow. I grew up with dogs and have never known a more devoted creature 💕🙂
They are always the best Harmony 💕
What a love. Aren’t dogs wonderful? They love us no matter what. Beautiful poem, Willow.
Dogs are the very best friends loyal no matter what 💜💜
My cats would disagree, but Kalev has proved herself time and time again, just as your precious one has. They live to serve.
Yes cats can be loyal too but on their terms only. I love cats too, so does Ruby ….I have to keep telling her she can’t trust them 💜💜
Kalev will cuddle, but she does not trust them. They are bigger, have sharp claws and don’t take no for an answer. She only has her little growl to protect her – and me, of course.
Bless she sounds lovely 🤗
She’s my baby. Right now Nutter Butter is helping me blog with his paws criscrossed on the keyboard and his head resting on my left wrist. Puppy just left and went back to bed. 🙂
These fury babies love to be incharge don’t they 💜
Very touching and poignantly beautiful!
And you are lucky to share this bond!
Thanks for reading she is a wonderful dog 💜💜💜
Ahh.. Willow that is lovely ♥♥
Thats our beautiful old girl 💜💜
This is incredibly sweet, Willow. Thanks for sharing your love.
Thank you David we really love our beautiful old girl 💜😘
Beautiful crafted and expressed.
Thank you Jeff she is a lesson to us all💜