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Day One

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Day One

Day one is the beginning of hard work-
January and March has taken my life back to square one.
Day one of each surgery, helpless as a new born baby.
One step at a time, so close but so far away,
Has prepared me for yet another surgery.
Light at the end of the tunnel as dimmed once more.
In August a surgery will take me back to another 'day one'.
With my faith, determination and hard work,
I'll be back on my feet in two shakes of a lamb's tail.
Okay, maybe not quite that fast, but I think I can,
I think I can, I know I can, like the "Little Engine That Could".
Slowly climbing up and over, then I'll say, "I knew I could",
By next year my 'day ones' will be far behind me.


For Poet Destroyer's contest, 'Day One'

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  1. Date: 8/10/2013 6:02:00 PM

    Hey it looks like I never saw this winners list. BIG congrats to you, dear.

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 8/12/2013 5:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Andrea, a little behind answering, but thank you kindly for the congratulatory comment. It means a lot. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 7:14:00 AM

    Congratulations Connie and prayers for a speedy and strong recovery...God bless

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 7/7/2013 7:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Donna thank you for your congratulatory comment and prayers for a speedy recovery. It means a lot. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/6/2013 4:53:00 PM

    Connie, Wonderfully encouraging through some daunting Day Ones...wow...A great inspiration to keep the faith...fantastic ... congrats on your win :)

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 7/7/2013 7:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Karen thank you for your congratulatory comment. Much appreciated. Yes, tough months ahead of me. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/6/2013 2:20:00 PM

    this is one cool poem, CONGRATS, love Skat

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 7/7/2013 7:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Skat thank you for your lovely comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/5/2013 11:30:00 PM

    Connie, thank you for your day one entry and win... congrats!!! :-) From: Linda

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 7/6/2013 6:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Linda thank you for the win placement and holding this contest. Much appreciated for your time judging the entries. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/5/2013 10:45:00 PM

    Congratz on your win, Connie! :))

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 7/6/2013 6:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Shirley thank you for the congrats. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/5/2013 6:13:00 PM

    Looks like a real winner to me

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 7/5/2013 6:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for the visit and comment. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 10:16:00 PM

    Reminds me of my appendectomy back in 1968 just before I reached the age of twelve. Good write.

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 7/3/2013 11:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Robert thank you for your comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 2:50:00 PM

    Enjoyed the expressions and way of this Connie well done; and best wishes..'

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 7/3/2013 11:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Joe thank you for your visit and comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 7/1/2013 8:37:00 PM

    It sure does get that way as we get older. So many day ones in the hospital for some people. I like the positive spin you put on this one.

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 7/3/2013 11:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Andrea thank you for the visit and comment. Much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/30/2013 7:59:00 PM

    The thing that struck me the most about this write has to be the fact that you have a lot of surgeries, are they all interconnected or they just different ones? I hope any pray for you that you don't have to have any more of them, also I hope that they are all successful in what they are trying to do! I go a lot out of this write my friend! Thank you for sharing this with all of us! What an amazing poem, Great Work!!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 7/1/2013 6:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    August will be my second cervical surgery since January from an old serious injury, and in March I had to have a lumbar surgery for a fractured spine, again from and old injury. I'm walking now, but my neck is pretty bad. By next year in August all the fusions should be fused enough for physical therapy. All I'm allowed to do is walk. My poor husband has double the work. Great guy he is. 6 lumbar surgeries and 5 cervical since 1981. I hope this will be my last. Thanks for your prayers. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 6/30/2013 7:19:00 PM

    Connie, I am liking your poem. good luck in the contest. Thank you for sharing <3 ~SKAT~ <3

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 7/1/2013 6:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you skat for your visit and comment. much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie