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The Poet Laments

For more than a year I've lain stiff and quiet upon the hospital bed,
Bandaged and bundled and waited on like an unruly infant,
Finally allowed to get a drink myself when I'm dry and try to feed myself.
The catheter is removed and once again I must stand and stroll to the loo.
Allowed now to sit up for maybe two hours at a stretch; bring me my laptop.
Trying to read the soup and find what the passing calendar pages have done.
To my old friends, SHAME! few have kept up with their posts.
To my new friends HELLO and WELCOME we need fresh blood like vampires!
Now criticize me and make me anxious enough to write

Copyright © William Kershaw | Year Posted 2013


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  1. Date: 4/11/2013 12:45:00 AM

    Glad your on the mend. It takes great fortitude to be ill for so long and still come up strong. Get well soon. BG
  1. Date: 4/10/2013 11:28:00 PM

    Glad to read your post, William! So many have left and you know how busy life gets...I'm not here as often but I try to be. Hurry up and get well soon and delight us with your gift! Take care of yourself. Always, Annalise