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HEALING

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HEALING *Edited

Riding the jagged edge of health,
Evading the perilous precipice,
Towards peace and tranquillity;
No longer leaking strength,
Cut like a razor, sawed like a grater,
Regenerating and replenishing,
Restoring the energy of life.

©DGA 21 July 2011 11:07

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Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people!

22 thoughts on “HEALING

  1. Good health to you my friend

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  2. Upwards from here on, adee!

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  3. That says it ALL, Denise! It is beautifully crafted – I love the alliteration, which is so appropriate to the situation as days seem to go on and on, just like sounds. I love this poem. You obviously have your head together if your leg is not completely there yet!

    Keep on keeping on, Denise! You are thought of and prayed for daily!

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  4. This reads and sounds extremely well.

    Just one suggestion – maybe, because ‘precipitous presipice’ is rather a pleonasm, ‘perilous’?

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    • I think you’re right, Col, I wanted to use ‘precipitous’ meaning ‘threatening’ but maybe I was wrong! Thanks for the advice. I’m glad you liked it. 😀

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  5. Smooth sailing from here on out!

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  6. Do you know Denise, I am feeling the relief, as I am sure you are, at your growing freedom. Can you turn over to sleep with your released leg?

    A wonderful poem of relief. Thank you

    John

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  7. So glad you are heading for recovery my friend.
    This poem could have been written for me today!

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  8. Such a relief when it begins to return to something like normal! A lovely window on how things are right now for you, Denise.

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  9. The image of no longer leaking strength is such a powerful one. You have been through so much and have kept on writing and inspiring us all the entire time. I don’t know how you’ve done it. Wishing you very well during your recovery!

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  10. Lovely alliteration. So glad that you’ll be back on your feet (and able to turn over) on Monday!

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    • I can’t wait, Nancy. Physiotherapist coming to see me on Tuesday to work out a schedule. I don’t think it will take very long to get back to normal… It had better not, but I’m sure I can do a lot on my own.

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  11. Nicely done – jagged and perilous are such evocative words – *shudder*

    I admire your strength of spirit in such extreme circumstances – best wishes for next week 🙂

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