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Health Poetry

Strange Days

Salford, 9th May 2020

We’re in very strange times

the weather is wonderful

yet the pub is shut

flowers are in bloom

gardeners gone to his hut

they’re hiding away from this very small bug

and because of it we can’t give a loved ones a hug

the streets are abandoned

everyones indoors

and climbing the walls

or scrubbing the floors

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Character Health Life Poetry

Fortitude

#fowc #fortitude

It’s that thing that’s ultimately unique to you

despite your troubles, your aches

your problems or pains

you still manage to get through the day

all in a kind, and friendly way

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Garden Health Nature Poetry

Visitors

Salford. 26th March 2020

In the time’s of this nasty virus

It’s very good to know

Mother nature’s sent out a message

and the birds have said hello

For while we’ve been in isolation

our friends with their wings have flown by

to give us some pleasant distraction

from the news that’s been catching our eye

Each day they’ve come out from their nests

where nearby trees they’ve had their rest

and flew around in a bit of a show

before off to their nests they would go

Sat on a roof or a nearby tree

landing in bird baths happy as can be

and enjoying the garden all for free

taking home worms for their tea.

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Acrostic Health Poetry

Broken

#Octpowrimo #Broken

more than one penny dropped

on the fall to the ground

vision went haywire while

every single memory

moved around like scrambled eggs

expectation – another rendezvous with the

neurological ward

to fix the problems caused by the drop

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BASIC Health Learning Leisure Life Memory Pleasures

A twist on Snakes and ladders

Salford , 30th July 2019

Basic and spinal injury centre, Salford.

We’ve all played the board game of snakes and ladders before

Snakes and ladders board game cartoon illustration

The idea is you roll the dice, go up the ladders and down the snakes

all very straight forward , but has anyone tried playing it the other way round ?

Where you go up the snakes and down the ladders ?

It’s just as fun – and requires a lot of concentration – as you hit a ladder at the top and find yourself going down it instead of up.

We played it both ways – the reverse game is a lot more challenging.

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Acrostic Health Poetry

Prone

In response to Fandango’s one word challenge

Perhaps, the pesky little twinges will

Run off and go somewhere else

Only time will tell….till then you’re

Not moving , in the

Expectation those pests will get bored

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Health Poetry

Prodding around

Salford, 16th November 2018

Sat in the dental chair

With a little bit of trepidation

Each square ivory, wiggled, scraped, and prodded

As the dentist checked for excavation

Reaction to the prodding….censored

It’s not as if they could see the hole or

Nerve they hit

Got to admit, you could hear the cry from beyond the surgery

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Health Poetry

Early morning blues

Woken up by waterworks

On the mark of quarter to five

Kept awake by the familiar sound of

Excited cats finding food on the

Night prowl

Unless my head hits the

Pillow soon, i won’t be good to anyone

As pins and needles bite my feet

Golden slumbers seem far away

Aching bones rest on a thousand pocket springs

In a vain attempt I’ll sleep through the rest of

Night time

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Health Life Poetry

Infect

Infect

if you

never wash your hands after

firing out a cold from nose or mouth , there’s an

expectation that the

cold germs might spread

towards someone you love

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Acrostic Health

Elixir

Elixir

eleven or more herbs and spices

lovingly combined with fruits

in a tonic, that might just

x..tricate those nasty horrible germs

in your system , and make you feel

right in yourself again