Yesterday we went to a gentle soul’s funeral. He died too soon, too suddenly but he did not leave this life without touching so many. Go safe Bob.
Death is the cold beast
No one ever escapes him
As old as the Earth
We can let off steam and scream
No one ever escapes it.
Part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Haiku, though I needed to say more , so I wrote a Tanka.
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
22 thoughts on “Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 412 BEAST and Steam.”
So sad, but fittingly beautiful, Sis 💛😢
Thank you Sis, can stop reeling 💜
I need to get a grip.💜
Sorry to hear this, but a beautiful tribute. ❤
Thank you Jemima, he was our best man of nearly fifty one year’s ago and a beautiful person. 💜
Your Tanka is fine Tribute Willow … 😘🤗🌏
Thank you Ivor , too soon too sudden 💜
Peace be with you
Thank you 💜
Beautifully done, Willow. So proud of you for finding the power to write it xxx
Thank you Raven it is really hard 💜
Yes, indeed it is – big hugs from me
Thank you so much 💜
I am sorry for the loss of your friend Willow. Lovely poem.
Thank you Di it has been very hard 💜 he had a heart attack in hospital the day after a knee op ?? I can’t understand it 💜
A lady in the next road fell and broke her hip. In hospital she contracted Covid, then had a heart attack and died. Nothing makes any sense these days.
No indeed it doesn’t 💜
A beautiful tribute, Willow.
Thank you Robbie 💜
This is excellent, very moving. I’m sorry for your loss.