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Time, night, and sleep, I could not tell, For down on the bathroom tiles, I fell I hit my head but not so bad, My hand, my muse screeched “are you mad, What have you done”, confused, in pain I looked, down at our hand, a monster Glared at me, broken, swollen, angry and red, “Wake up first don’t sleepwalk from bed,” Hubby rushed for he heard me scream, Called our son for this needed two, a family team Dressed and wrapped me up, my hand, cried, “Careful ouch" my muse sadly said, "Its three degrees outside, a cold winter night” I was in shock do not remember all, I got a fright, Carefully I was bundled in the car and taken To our nearest Emergency Department. X -Ray’s on the double, diagnosis broken wrist. My muse was still muttering, did you say something, Asked the doc about pain, There will be an injection soon, No, I hastily replied, I merely said it looks like rain. I had an injection on my bum, The following morning an injection to succumb, To the anesthetic at 7.30 am. The photo hubby took of me shows I have no pain, In my snazzy theater gown, which are always so plain. 10 days later stitches out, my baby elephant tattoo, I noticed surprisingly was joined up like a puzzle by, The greatest Orthopedic Surgeon I have ever, known, heard of, or seen. I am typing with my broken wrist, have a guard I wear. Oh I’m “sorry, so sorry” said a little voice, “I’m your, Muse we're one, I know, You have the same pain as I, Do you believe me as I look into your eye” We both got a shock, Walk mindfully is my motto, Hey, I ditto, You on that, I’ll warn you and you warn me, And together from danger we’ll Always be free.

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Date: 9/14/2022 1:59:00 AM
Prayers for you! I am so sorry you are hurt, hope you recover soon. Do take time and keep writing poems. Get well soon! :)
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Date: 8/22/2022 1:19:00 PM
Never give up. Keep writing somehow.
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Date: 8/20/2022 6:15:00 PM
Dear Jennifer, I'm so sorry to hear that you have fallen and hurt yourself. (You look amazing in this photo, just letting you know.) You and your muse will be okay, in time. Your husband is taking such good care of you, and so is everyone around you. I would be there to help you in someway, if it were possible. You are in my thoughts and in my prayers, my dear friend. Hugs, Brandy
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Date: 8/16/2022 9:26:00 PM
Jenn mou I am so sorry you have broken your wrist after that painful fall... and sorry I have not been better at keeping current with your poems. So sorry, dear one. Thank God for attentive family and skilled surgeons. How you type with a broken wrist is beyond me. "Walk mindfully" is such sound advice. Blessings of healing and God's grace to you, my wonderful friend. Hugs ~ John
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Date: 8/16/2022 11:54:00 AM
Sorry, I did not know about your accident. I hope you are OK. As a kid I broke my wrist in 3 place the first weekend of summer. It was OK the week before school started. Boy did that hurt all summer long. This is a wonderful write. I wish you would write more. Maybe when you are all healed up. Have a very blessed day with hugs..............
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Date: 8/12/2022 10:46:00 AM
Oh my, that was some fall!!! I hope things will be okay and that you'll be back to your creative self soon. Do take care.
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Date: 8/3/2022 1:18:00 AM
I am sorry to hear of your fall Jennifer. I hope you are healing nicely and not in pain. My prayers for a speedy recovery Jennifer. Your poem explained with talent your ordeal. A photo to remember! I was unaware. Love and blessings, Connie
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Date: 8/1/2022 12:15:00 PM
Prayers... for you... heal... great write... as always.. .but not a fun subject... prayers... Ann
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Date: 7/30/2022 5:19:00 AM
All healed now we 3 weeks into this dramatic "fall-ing" & rising real-life Story. Shalom shalom dear Sis, ' Eireene
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Date: 7/24/2022 7:45:00 AM
hey, so that's where you have been, Jennifer? In the hospital?? I guess you took quite the tumble. Sign of a writer, Even in pain or in hospital, they just keep writing. Carry on, and get better soon.
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Date: 7/23/2022 5:42:00 PM
I pray, sis Jennifer, you are healing rapidly in thexGrace of Our Holy Trinity. Impromise I will read your longbpoem again & reveal it. No big deal, you bring rebel & all ( hubby has unin his good hands. In RSA we assume, ifvUnhavevan Afrikaner friend, you have a best friend)
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JENNIFER PROXENOS
Date: 7/24/2022 1:42:00 AM
Hi Anil, i am improving daily, seeing Specialist in 3 weeks time after i have had my xrays. yes hubby is my best frien..d an somehow because you are from South Africa and i have lived all my life in Africa from the age of 6, i feel close to you and Christoper, my S. AFRICAN BUDDIES. Hugs and blessing and Shalom, Jennifer.
Date: 7/23/2022 3:46:00 PM
Hello Jennifer, I sent you a soup mail. I hope you read it. Hugs. Darlene
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Date: 7/24/2022 11:02:00 AM
Hello Jennifer, Jennifer thank you for the lovely comment. You are are a good friend to me. Yes I am down to earth person. That is okay sometimes i hit the CAP keys to, How did you break your wrist? I am wondering. Will you need to exercise later when your arm is healed?Hugs my friend.Darlene er
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Date: 7/24/2022 1:36:00 AM
Hello darling Darlene, you'll always be a darling for me because everyone's nature and personality shows in the way they write poetry. YOU ARE A GOOD, KIND, DOWN TO EARTH PERSON, WHICH IS GREAT, AS I SAID TO VICTOR BELOW EXCUSE ME BREAKING NTO CAPS, A BAD HABIT, BUT NO SPARE TOME TO GO BACK AND RECTIFY. i am getting better daily i do not have a cast because i have had a plate put into the broken bone on the wrist - had no option, it was broken badly. Seeing specialist on the 15th August. i do wear a wrist guard however for now. Hugs and blessings, Jennifer.
Date: 7/22/2022 12:14:00 PM
Accidents happen, just as illness does. Time heals all wounds.
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Date: 7/24/2022 1:23:00 AM
Hi Victor, I'M ON THE MEND AND ABLE TO DO DAILY CHORES TO AN EXTENT, I WEAR MY WRIST GUARD WHICH IS A LIFE SAVER. THANK YOU FOR YOUR VISIT AND COMMENT. SORRY ABOUT CAPS, JUST A BAD HABIT, HUGS AND BLESSINGS JENNIFER.
Date: 7/22/2022 9:02:00 AM
Ah, Jennifer, you wrote a lovely poem about your accident! Poets just can't be quieted, can we :) Heal well and quickly, wished for you by one who has broken foot, wrist twice, arm and leg - all on the same side, but not all at once! (Maybe my muse pushed me!)
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Date: 7/22/2022 7:44:00 AM
Writing and WRISTing away like a healer & prayer warrior. Amen in Jesus's name!
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JENNIFER PROXENOS
Date: 7/22/2022 8:09:00 AM
Thank-you Anil, my pastor friend, your few words are like a prayer. Eireene, blessings and shalom, Jennifer.
Date: 7/22/2022 7:43:00 AM
O sis, you are healing like a hero - Shero, and writing it on the cellphone. Shalom shalom, healing and Eireene I visited a longer poem ... Will comment after I digest it. I am shocked, sorry, but encouraged by your solidity as Jennifer
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Date: 7/22/2022 8:04:00 AM
Hi ANIL DEO my dear friend, now you can't leave me hanging, you have to please tell me which poem that was. My father always told me i'm a bit of a Rebel, and my editor is my husband is just a darling, he knows i'm a little daring. EIREENE,/SHALOM/BLESSINGS/ JENNIFER,
Date: 7/20/2022 2:47:00 PM
So sorry sweet Jen to hear you broke your wrist. My prayers for a quick and full recovery. Even through all this you have a good sense of humour. Hugs and get well. love phyl
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JENNIFER PROXENOS
Date: 7/20/2022 11:44:00 PM
Thank you my friend for your visit and very cute comment, be well always don't be like me , mindful walking. hugs and blessings, jennifer.
Date: 7/19/2022 5:00:00 PM
Sometime stories make good poetry. This serves as a reminder.
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Date: 7/20/2022 6:41:00 AM
John thankyou for you kind visit and for your great comment, blessings and hugs, Jennifer
Date: 7/19/2022 1:54:00 PM
Hi Jennifer, I am sorry to hear about your escapade and my prayers are sent up that all will be well. I am glad your family were there and you got care quickly. This is your usual fun write on a serious subject. You haven't changed at all. Take care of yourself Jennifer. Hugs always ..... Mike.
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JENNIFER PROXENOS
Date: 7/20/2022 6:45:00 AM
mike so lovely yo have you back and thankyou for an awesome comment, you were missed. Hugs and blessings, JENNIFER.
Date: 7/19/2022 1:13:00 PM
Such a wonderful piece Jenny especially writing it in your condition, I do hope you make a quick recovery soon, be assured of my prayers that you'll make a full recovery. Blessings and hugs, Gordon
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Date: 7/20/2022 6:52:00 AM
Hi Gordon, i did go through a lot of pain when I broke it Gordon, But medicine has advanced so much that to this day i can't say I'v had any pain. Thank-you always for your lovely comments my friend. Hugs and blessings Jennifer.
Date: 7/19/2022 9:13:00 AM
It takes a true poetess to think of poetry at a time like this. Ouch! Praying for your speedy healing...you must find a way to get this work printed on your cast, a brave novelty on the wall of your personal space or writing room -- wishing you no pain, not a trace...and for God to quickly get you a full recovery. Joe.
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Date: 7/20/2022 7:02:00 AM
Joe what a wonderful comment, you really touched me and brought a tear to my eye, kind beautiful words. Yes it a good idea BUT it is not a cast, a lot of bandages, my break was bad i had to have a plate put in my wrist but what a surgeon, you cant see where the stitches are or where the break was and i had a small tattoo on my wrist which he put back perfectly like a jigsaw puzzle. Hugs and blessings to you my friend, Jennifer.
Date: 7/18/2022 12:14:00 PM
so sorry to hear this - get well soon, my friend xx
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Date: 7/20/2022 7:05:00 AM
Jack, your kindness and compassion shows most of all, an attribute and gift that can never be hidden. Thank-you my friend. Hugs and blessings, Jennifer.
Date: 7/18/2022 9:44:00 AM
That certainly was no pleasant experience, Jenny, and yet you still manage to keep your sense of humour intact. I hope you get well soon, my friend. ~ Warm regards & hugs // paul
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Date: 7/20/2022 7:18:00 AM
Hi Paul, it was really horrible but the the aftercare up to the time I Came home was impeccable, and as for my family they were and still are champions. The greatest thing of all is that after 17 years together my son and daughter in law opted to have a child. Ron is 3 and a half months pregnant - I'm going be a grandma, so excited. hugs, warm regards, and blessings. Thank-you for your kind warm wishes to get better, i'm sure they will help. Jennifer.
Date: 7/17/2022 6:18:00 PM
Whoa! That's a bit more than an ouchie, my dear. Here's wishing you a swift and complete recovery. ~ Mindful Mover
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Date: 7/20/2022 9:25:00 AM
Thanks Gershon, yes it was more than an ouchie, it was horribly sore. I'lL come right I'm actually typing with my broken hand wrist - thank you my friend for your kind get will wishes. Hugs and blessings Jennifer.
Date: 7/17/2022 5:33:00 PM
Sorry for your pain and discomfort my friend. Accidents seem to happen more often as we age. I'm glad you had family to help you and doctors and nurses that gave you good care. I'm praying for healing and patience. You and the family will probably be needing extra patience while you heal. It can be very frustrating, the inconvience can drive a person crazy at times. Thanks for letting us know and tell that muse well need help more often now. lol Hugs, Bill
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Date: 7/20/2022 9:47:00 AM
Hi Bill, you are so perceptive - thank you for your wishes of healing and patience - it is very frustrating and it can drive you crazy at times because i am scared, which i will have to get over and i feel so bad if i leave my glasses or phone in another room because my wonderful husband is on ready steady go mode as soon as I open my mouth, he has been my guardian angel - hugs and blessings Jennifer.
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