Wednesday, 5 July 2017

ISWG: JULY 2017:

 ISWG: JULY 2017:
HAPPY JULY EVERYONE:
FROM INSECURITY TO........ INTO PERSPECTIVE:
I've been a little insecure of late 
Personal issues to name a few.
But I had a rude awakening yesterday,
About that I will relate to you.

I've been nursing a swollen foot,
Painful to say the least.
Looking at my foot now and then
Calling it the "Awful Beast".

I've also been by passing the mirror,
As a stranger looks back at me.
The lines of age are there alright
For everyone to see.

On inpulse yesterday I wrote a poem,
To someone I haven't seen in years.
Their reply shook me terribly,
Had me reduced to tears.

This person has undergone surgery,
For "The Big C"
Immediately I thought of my plight,
In comparrison needlessly.

So what if I've a swollen foot,
It may match my swollen head.?
So what if there are more lines on my face,
Each day as I arise from my bed ?

Too much self pity has taken place,
It goes with living on one's own.
But putting things into perspective,
In future these  two issues won't get me down.

Copyright Yvonne Lewis 05/07/2017

22 comments:

  1. Much wisdom in this little ditty, Yvonne. I hope your foot gets better soon, though. It may not be as bad as having cancer, but I'm sure it's not pleasant.

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    1. Thank you Karen for your most uplifting comment.

      Yvonne.

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  2. Have to keep on looking ahead indeed.

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    1. That's so true Pat, no time in looking sideways.

      Yvonne.

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  3. We think we have it bad until we see someone who has it worse.

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  4. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. And you are so right. What looms as a large issue for us pales when we see what other people are dealing with.
    Hope that foot is better soon.

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    1. Thank you Sandra for your kind words.

      Yvonne.

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  5. Hope your foot heals. If that's the worst thing then that's still not bad.

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    1. Thanks Alex, I am going to get some treatment done on my foot.

      Yvonne.

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  6. You make some excellent points. Our struggles may seem hard, but there is far worse out there. I have to remind myself constantly. I hope your friend wins the battle. Many do with the big C.

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    1. Many thanks for your comment Sharon, much appreciated.

      Yvonne.

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  7. That quote is so true. Our own problems may seem so huge, but once we see what others are going through, we can finally realize that our problems aren't so bad and we have just what we need to defeat them.

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    1. You're so right with what you say Chrys, it takes time but I'll get there.

      Yvonne.

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  8. I just returned from a funeral so I'm in the middle of appreciating what I have just like you. Hope your foot feels better soon.

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    1. Sorry you had to attend a funeral, Thanks for your kind wishes Susan.

      Yvonne.

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  9. Glad the poem helped you. Your writing builds strength and perspective

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  10. Great poem and great lesson. There is always a person in worse shape. Still here's hoping your foot gets better.

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  11. I remind myself constantly to be thankful for my blessings. Sending prayers and hugs for your peace of mind and complete healing of your foot.

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    1. I certainly learned a lesson this week Beverly,
      I will be getting treatment for my foot so hopefully in time all will be well.
      Thank for your lovely comment.

      Yvonne.

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