Wednesday, 11 November 2015

THE LONG AND WINDING STAIRCASE:

THE LONG AND WINDING STAIRCASE:
(THIS WAS WRITTEN AFTER 2 BEREVEMENTS
BUT SOME OF IT APPLIES TO MY PRESENT DAY SITUATIONS)
 
There was darkness all around,
Not a glimmer of light.
I was on this long staircase
Traumatised in such fright.
 
All alone, friends and family not here,
How I needed someone, someone to care.
Why was it so dark Yet in daytime hours?
I could still smell the scent of those beautiful flowers.
 
Flowers that came from here  and there.
From friends and relations their sorrow to share.
As I made my way up this long winding staircase,
Hoping I would bump into a fvamiliar face.
 
It seemed never ending but I declare,
I remember thinking "Why Me?" "Why Me?" it;s not fair.
Still ascending stair by stair,
Tears in my eyes and messy my hair.

It was then I saw a glimmer of light,
Looked in the mirror, oh dear what a fright?
Yvonne my girl you've a life to live,
Get on with it you've so much to give.

I suddenly reached the top of the staircase
The past years I had to erase.
I had children and grandchildren who needed me.
Walks to the park and days by the sea.

To-day I am so different I'm pleased to say,
Although I occasionally do get an off day.
The books I read whilst climbing those stairs,
Put my life into perspective........there are folk who care.

My blessings I have learned to count.
Though at times wee problems may mount.
You'll find there will always be a surprise,
In the morning you'll awake to another sunrise.

Copyright Yvonne 2002:
 

14 comments:

  1. Loss will always be with you, but you can overcome it. You still have so much life left to live and share, especially through these poems.

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    1. Thank you Alex for your lovely comment and support , Greatly appreciated.
      Yvonne.

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  2. That winding staircase was you spiraling up rather than down after your losses.

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    1. Imentioned in the poem which way I was going.
      Yvonne.

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  3. The golden reward and the magnificent joy of another sunrise!

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    1. Thanks Gregg for your comment and support.
      Yvonne.

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  4. It can seem like an uphill struggle sometimes, but we have to keep on going, never knowing what awaits us round the next bend. An uplifting poem I enjoyed reading.

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    1. Thanks Suzanne for your most welcomed comment which is so right about life.
      Yvonne.

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  5. Remember the old saying: It's always darkest before the light. The trials we go through make us stronger. Your poetry is so lovely and your life inspires you to write those beautiful words. Always turn your face to the light. And know that you are loved.

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    1. Thanks Beverly for your wonderful comment. Yes, what happens in my life does inspire me to write.
      Yvonne.

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  6. This poem is incredible. I think artistically it's one of your best.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Thanks for those kind words Lee, praise indeed accepted with thanks.
      Yvonne.

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  7. Always look for the positive! Count your rainbows, not your thunderstorms!

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    1. I entirely agree with you Sherry, Many thanks for calling/
      Yvonne.

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