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About Shaz Cheesman
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Bloggers PhotoI live in a regional town out of Melbourne in Australia......I refer to this little place I live as 'Quietville' 

I am 43, although age is just a number not a definition. So I enjoy life as much as I possibly can. Writing has always been part of my life - mainly through journalling. But for the last 10 years I have especially taken an interest in writing poems......I have still a great deal to learn. Writing is my creative release.

I enjoy interacting with people and one of my favourite past times is getting involved in local amateur theatre, I enjoy playing comical and unusual characters on stage, but also enjoy coordinating and creating make-up effects for stage productions.

Never Take Life for granted

Blog Posted:5/27/2012 1:44:00 AM

Hi Everyone

Well today I just want you all to remember to treasure your life, your existence - appreciate every day in this crazy world and on this earth. 

Just 8 weeks ago I had a total Hip replacement after years of pain 24/7 not knowing what was wrong. Today, now I appreciate every moment I have, I love that I am now on the road to a life that I almost don't remember.

Just to walk each day full stop and without a walking aide, to be able to move freely, to regain the ability to put my own sock on my foot. To not have to rely on people and now to give myself 100% to life. Every day is such a great thing for me right now - it's the smallest things that matter and this journey has made me appreciate my body and the opportunities more than ever before. 

Yesterday my first day on the treadmill - it's a slow walk, but I know that in just another few weeks I will be just like anybody else. Learning to walk again and re-activate muscles that for years have not fully functioned is soooo difficult, but it's very rewarding to know that everyday is a new day full of new things that I can do.....

In addition writing poetry has helped me get my emotions out - this has been my addiction, but also my only saviour when no answers came.

Love to PS community - Just had to share - because I am high on life right now 

Shaz xx

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  1. Date: 5/27/2012 8:54:00 PM
    Thankyou to you all for your positive encouragement! I just so love this community of wonderful people :)

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  1. Date: 5/27/2012 10:27:00 AM
    YEsssss!! this is the way to be, sweetie. Up until several years ago, I rarely had health issues. Now I have constant back/shoulder problems but I keep hanging onto the hope that one day I will have the insurance that will enable me to find a doctor to help me and when I have a good day, I am on TOP of the world. I'm so happy you found your solution. enjoy it. You are going to get better and better. How wonderful for you!

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  1. Date: 5/27/2012 5:52:00 AM
    A very interesting blog. I wish you well and a speedy recovery, Jancarl

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  1. Date: 5/27/2012 5:40:00 AM
    I am so happy to hear that you are on your way back to full mobility. That's great news. They say a hip replacement is one of the most painful procedures, so I wish you a fast and smooth recovery. Hugs, Catie :)

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  1. Date: 5/27/2012 4:31:00 AM
    Great news,Shaz!! Being high on life AND loving the PS community at the same time,wow! That`s awesome news:-) Keep up the spirit,Shaz...Arild

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  1. Date: 5/27/2012 1:48:00 AM
    Shaz, one step at a time, you'll get there..David

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My Past Blog Posts

Hello Soupers
Date Posted: 7/13/2013 12:06:00 AM
Congrats to all winners!
Date Posted: 12/11/2012 3:03:00 AM
Soup Mail
Date Posted: 12/6/2012 7:53:00 PM
I need some writing inspiration!
Date Posted: 11/21/2012 9:08:00 PM
Lovely to be back at P.S
Date Posted: 10/1/2012 3:12:00 AM
50 Words Contest Results!
Date Posted: 6/8/2012 3:33:00 AM
50 Words - NEW Contest!
Date Posted: 5/29/2012 12:52:00 AM
A question for P.S Goers
Date Posted: 5/28/2012 4:13:00 AM
Never Take Life for granted
Date Posted: 5/27/2012 1:44:00 AM
Poetry is like Food
Date Posted: 5/25/2012 4:29:00 AM
Date Posted: 5/24/2012 4:20:00 AM

My Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
7/6/2014How You Opened My CoverFree versefaith,love,trust,truth,
7/6/2014All in the SilenceFree verseemotions,
7/6/2014A Just Me MomentFree verseabsence,longing,love,
7/6/2014Deep TalkingFree versedeep,
7/6/2014The DoorFree versehappiness,
7/6/2014In the Silence of the Night SkyFree verseabsence,sleep,
4/20/2014Embarrassed SunFree versesun,
4/20/2014NoteFree versejourney,
4/20/2014When Words Fall OutFree versewords,
4/20/2014Perfume and CologneFree versetogether,
4/20/2014Sentence pause and dot dot dotFree versefeelings,love,memory,
4/20/2014When She DancesFree versedance,happiness,journey,
4/20/2014Between Sleep and DreamFree versedream,sleep,
4/20/2014Come Walk with MeFree versebeach,beautiful,together,
4/20/2014You are PoetryFree versewords,
4/20/2014Because of YouFree verselight,love,
10/5/2013Dance with MeFree versefriendship,happiness,how
9/7/2013Distance - Each Time We meetFree verseabsence,emotions,feelings
9/7/2013The Eyes Have ItFree versetruth,visionary,wisdom,
9/7/2013Circle of LifeFree versehappiness,life,
7/21/2013ABC - FeelingsABCfeelings,
7/20/2013KissDiminished Hexaversekiss,
7/19/2013Little Girl RisingFree versefear,loneliness,pain,stre
7/13/2013Sheets of LoveFree versehow i feel,love,missing y
7/13/2013How You Make Me FeelFree verseheart,

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Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
Unempathetic MeRhymedevotion,friendship,girlf
Those Who ShineRhymeinspirational,introspecti
Love Poem - 29Free verselife,love,passion,peace,w
THE R-O-S-EAcrosticlove,
Living on PoetryFree versehappiness,on writing and
Rocking By DecreeRhymelife,
Just A KissRhymeimagination,love,
Choice WordsRhymelife,people,
Homeless WordsRhymelife,on writing and words
Behind Those Beautiful EyesVersefear,life,sad,beautiful,b
When The Glass Is EmptyRhymelost love,sad,love,
Soup AddictQuatrainfood,funny,
Can IRhymelife,
Blowing A Kiss To YouRhymefood,funny,kiss,
The search Inside-CollabRhymeintrospection,world,heart
Valentine's HopeRhymeme,time,
Me and My BedFree verseintrospection,life,sound,
I know MondayRhymelife,
Separate Ways-CollabRhymelost love,love,
Not BrokenSenryudedication,love,recovery
Answerku 3Questionkufantasy,
A crumb of cheeseVersefunny,
This Thing We Call LifeRhymefeelings,friendship,

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Anthony Nutter United States Flag United States Read
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SillyBilly theKidster United States Flag United States Read
Andrea Dietrich United States Flag United States Read
Michael J. Falotico United States Flag United States Read
The Situation United States Flag United States Read
Grobb Johnson United States Flag United States Read
David Williams United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Dan Kearley United States Flag United States Read
John Loving III United States Flag United States Read
Prince Ekpemandu Nigeria Flag Nigeria Read
Germaine Pasley United States Flag United States Read
George Oxbury United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
RONNY MADONSELA South Africa Flag South Africa Read
Pace INK-U-SCRIPT United States Flag United States Read
Josie Whitehead United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Jeremy Martin United States Flag United States Read
chris lane United States Flag United States Read
Jack Ellison Canada Flag Canada Read
Lori Hopkins United States Flag United States Read
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