Poetry Blogs (2017, stroke)
As many of you know I was left permanently disabled by a Stroke in November last year. It has left me facing early ill health retirement. It has affected my ability to write, speak and move and I am adapting to a life of assistance. It’s been the biggest challenge ever. I tried prayer, faith and hope and despite improvement I still long for the life I had before.
I wrote this whimsical...
Tuesday 17th July 2018 6:32 pm
I had a stroke on the 9th November 2017. The staff at Derby Hospital were amazing and saved my life. For this I am eternally grateful and for the help from OTs and Physios. The Stroke Association have also been amazingly supportive. The devastating results of the stroke have changed my life so much. I am left disabled at just 46 years old and my life will have to change as I am unable to res...
Monday 5th March 2018 3:09 pm
Gave Me Up To Tears
"And all my mother came into mine eyes
And gave me up to tears."
— William Shakespeare, Henry V
The air tastes of mashed potatoes
When she looks into your eyes
And you look back at the fear and hurt
And she says she’s sorry for dragging you here
And you tell her it’s nothing
Even though you were complaining
That very same thing on the drive h...
Sunday 29th January 2017 9:35 pm
in all directions
where blood should
not rush headlong
made by sign
for dragging me
your broken body
is this it?
is this all there is?
will I live
the rest of my life
Friday 6th September 2013 7:29 pm