pain and doctors

medical lamp glowing red

aching days


chiropractors    physiotherapists   pills

depression   fear    a long year

leg agony

tingles  pins and needles

thank God i can still walk

but for how long

from my bony skeletal prison I see

others limp     wrestle shopping-baskets      sticks

doctor cheerful

by thirty you’ll be in a wheelchair

pills beckon escape

a child’s clasping needs

greater than my fear   a long year

hope glows  with morning

lost  in the aching shrivel of afternoon

blessed night

at last

the miracle of sleep


About wraxdec

I've reached the age of flamboyance and bling.I love Classical FM, Jazz, French chansons, French movies, SBS Documentaries and Wednesdays with my Women Writers Critique Group at the NSW Writers Centre.I've published short stories and the occasional article. My novel/'faction on nursing in the 20th Century,' BLACK STOCKINGS WHITE VEIL - A TALE OF ADVERSITY, TRIUMPH AND ROMANCE AT ROYAL PRINCE ALFRED HOSPITAL'- was a Finalist in the 2009 Indie Book Awards. I've critiqued a second fictional family memoir, 'SONGS FROM HEAVEN', and am working through a third, 'GOING HOME'.
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