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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

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Acrostic Food Health

Chicken Soup (Panacea)

Perhaps you say, it could have magical properties

as the recipe has been passed down the generations for years

notably, it reaches parts your chemists cold cures dont

and it’s tasty to the person that’s eating it

changes to little things like seasonings, are expected through time but

everybody knows the core of chicken, onion and carrot

and mum and dad know – they’ll have empty bowls and seconds asked for

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Acrostic Health Humour Insects Poetry

Sting

Sting

Salford, 17th September 2017

Someone should have

Told the sun worshipper to not go near that hive

Instead they went on a honey hunt – and met some angry bees

Note – they were whisked straight off to First aid –

“Got to tell you” – said the nurse – this is going to hurt…..

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Health Life Poetry

Overcome

Overcome

September 2017

A reflection of recovery from a spell in a hospital neurology ward

Call it a hill,

you don’t want to climb

you just have to.

that hillface is sharp and craggy

and good heavens – is it steep

but there’s no escaping it

those pesky birds

with their sharpened beaks

enough to make you stop

but what lies at the top

of this mountainous climb

beats diamonds, silver or gold

You’re climbing a mountain

without moving from your bed

The prize ?  Those first few steps forward

Another Thought on my TBI : Broken Biscuits & Jigsaw Puzzles