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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49 thoughts on “Lest we forget.”
lest we forget… your poems are all from the heart, thank you 🙂
Thank you, a little combination of poems I have written over the years in honour of those who sacrificed all for us . Sadly looking at the world today we have not learnt a thing. …what a waste. 💜💜
When I was at Uni, one of the drama projects we did was to write an educational play for school kids about the Land Army, and how it wasn’t just the soldiers who helped win the war, but the women and folk back home too. 🤗
Yes so true the unsang heroes who did their bit too. That was a very wise idea for a drama project. Drama is an excellent way to teach children 💜💜
Perhaps that should be “unsong” never sure neither looks right 💜
Yes hats off to them all, sadly the world has not learnt anything and wars rage on 💜💜
So many lives lost, so many lives changed forever. Their sacrifices should never be forgotten indeed. Beautifully written
Thank you 💜 we must never forget because soon there will be no one alive to remind us…..sadly war continues. We never learn . 💜
A heartfelt tribute. We will remember them.
Yes we must, there are only a few left bless, soon there will be no eyewitnesses. Sadly the world has learned nothing 💜
I can’t recall who said it, but if we don’t learn the lessons of history we will repeat the errors. My piece for today will be up shortly.
I looked it up because I recognised it it was Winston Churchill. It’s a very true saying. I look forward to your post. 💜
beautiful and sad
Thank you, sadder still nothing had been learnt war rages on 💜
So many millions. Yet we keep on doing it.
Yes indeed sadly we do, nothing is ever learned 💜
The arms industry is a pillar of capitalist economies. Wars won’t ever stop. They’re worth too much money.
Yes indeed I have always said that
We’re doomed, as the man said.
Beautiful tribute for remembrance
Thank you we must never forget 💜
It is so important
Thank you for remembering them so eloquently. We must never forget
No I feed we must not 💜💜💜
So sad the bright young men… and so sad it is happening again. We never learn. And there are always mad men to lead us into war. 😦
Oh! Yes indeed on all counts we never learn 💜
Yes sad but so true. x
Thank you so much for remembering the women! They are so often forgotten. And yet they served.
They did indeed and did incredible and hard jobs too 💜
Well Done, Willow. A beautiful tribute to all who served.
Thank you John we must never forget 💜
Well done, Willow. Hugs on the wing.
Thank you 💜💜
A beautiful and poignant tribute to all involved. We should never forget the true cost of war.
No indeed we should not 💜💜💜
Beautifully done. And yes, so many men died or came back broken. We must not forget the women all of a sudden were put to work and when they returned, this was removed from them. So frustrating.
Thank you Dale. Yes indeed they all gave so much and how did the world repay them? War still rages on. The world, all of us must try harder.