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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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Poetry

Surmount

#fowc #surmount #hill #challenge #health

It’s a hill i didn’t want to climb

notably rocky in some places

but with a little encouragement

and some would say

sheer bloodymindedness

I found myself in an ascent

ignoring the drop below

and heading for the summit

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Poetry

Vampire

#fowc #vampire

Salford 30th July 2019

He had a strange uniform for a nurse

taking vials of my red stuff from my arm

at regular intervals during my stay

I didn’t mind – he was only doing his job

and he did it pretty quick

for after the scratch and the sample – he disappeared

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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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Poetry

Silent ballad of pollen park

Cant say a word

theyre rejoicing on the greens

as blossoms cover everywhere

round tree roots and inbetween

and in the warmth the flowers sway

playing in the breeze

floating around, without a sound

moving pollen with the bees

grabbing the poor sneezing soul

with hay fever by the throat

as pollen collects en masse like an army

around his collar and coat

and while he sits on the park bench

hed love to go and play

wi others on the large pitch

but pollens in his way

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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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BASIC Concentration Memory Poetry

Memory

Salford, Tuesday 15th May

Since my last episode with my IV shunt, I’ve become more appreciative of what makes a memory

the smell of cooking of an apple pie in the oven

the sound of my favourite music 🎶 on the wireless

the feel of my iwm fleece, that I wear when volunteering

All these things meet up in the information store in my brain where those clever little neutrons in my head store them for future reference in this vast library 📚 of learning.   There’s two other sections of this library, one holds a giant encyclopaedia of facts……the semantic section, whilst the other contains a multimedia extravaganza, full of music, pictures, film, tv and photographs

now since my shunt was revised, there’s been a bit of a mess in the semantic section, and it’s sister branch the episodic section….which holds memories of events and such.  It’s not that I’ve completely forgotten about certain things, I just have to go back a few pages to remind myself of things

photographs help.  Show me a photo of a place I’d been at and I’d be able to tell you the who the where and when the photo was taken.  It’s probably the reason I’ve taken an interest in using a digital camera, for a visual cue usually triggers a memory of an event

and of course there’s the memory aids – Those colourful notebooks full of my random thoughts and scribbles.  Now i’ve set myself up on wordpress i’ll occasionally share the ramblings of what i’ve picked up in the day, but it always pays to go back to the source – even if it is to source out that chocolate cake recipe i picked up in cooking demos.

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Eating Food Poetry

Rush

Rush

rushing about these modern days doesn’t do you good,

until you stop, you won’t notice the harm you do to yourself

stuffing convenience food down whilst doing a hundred other things

heart burn is surely on the way…so take it easy

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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