Mr Dark and I

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Struggling up the hills challenges my age

but poses no problem

for my insubstantial companion


he can manage it lying down!

no aching joints or defiant lungs

in his fleshless boneless body


he WOULD find it easy

that voiceless negative of me

since it is I who am obliged

to keep him in tow


and despite the fact that at present

he weighs nothing and has no means of conversing

he is still able to tell me

by means of his stooping disembodied body language

how incapable we are both becoming


and how very much harder

over the coming years it is going to be

for us both to keep meeting in this way.




© Stef Wilde 11/01/2018 

◄ precious number nine



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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Mon 22nd Jan 2018 10:24

Evergreen, much appreciations for liking. Ria you have made my day I hope you enjoy yours. Take care and I hope you will continue writing.

Stef x

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Ria Richardson

Thu 18th Jan 2018 22:37

I could read and read this over and over

Thank you for sharing

Ria xx

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Rose Casserley

Mon 15th Jan 2018 10:28

beyond WOW gramps! makes me ache just reading this 😃

Rose 💋

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Sun 14th Jan 2018 18:09

considering how young you look, Douglas, your heart problem must be quite a frustrating burden for you.I hope it doesn't get any worse.

My thanks to you Wendy and Leon both of whom I am grateful to not only for their comments but also their kind and sensible advice.


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Fri 12th Jan 2018 14:39

although as one gets older the advice given is to keep as mobile as possible but doing so has to be done at the right pace
and whenever possible under the right kind of medical instructions etc.

I know you two guys love
# to go a-rambling with your knapsacks on your backs #
but all I'm saying is don't overdo it.

A well-written piece Stef

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Fri 12th Jan 2018 07:43

Knowing just how you feel we both have issues and have had for many years often you feel what next you just have to keep smiling and writing and good luck love Wendy X

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Douglas MacGowan

Thu 11th Jan 2018 22:29

I liked the way you spelled out plainly the disappointments of aging. I have a weak heart and can certainly relate to the struggle just to go uphill and stairs.

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