Sunday, April 19, 2009

ONE WORD - stroke for one single impression

Stroke
It wasn't a stroke of luck but one of misfortune.
it almost robbed me of my independence
It knocked me off my feet for a while until I learned to walk again.
I used to feel that my movements were graceful, now I feel clumsy and awkward.
I long to run.
In the stroke of a second it froze my fingers above the keyboard making typing and communication difficult, laboured and error filled.
Like the loving stroking of a cat it warmed my heart revealing to me the treasure I have in my loving and supportive family
Perhaps it saved my life alerting me to a serious blockage I had in an artery
Just one word tells it all
stroke




These lines were created in response to the words,one word, which is this week's prompt at One Single Impression. For more poetry on this theme please visit the hosting site.The one word I have chosen is stroke.

15 comments:

jone said...

Powerful poem, I have images in my head. You are fortunate to have family support.

zoya gautam said...

..this beautiful poem is a detailed description of the word~poignant~

Deborah Godin said...

Such beautiful and courageous words, and you are living them with great grace and determination. Blessings to you and your family!

Sue said...

You have indeed chosen a powerful word, one that turns lives around. You remind us that misfortune often brings rich surprises with it. Go well.

floreta said...

very powerful..

me ann my camera with Riel and her camera said...

thank you all for your understanding comments.A stroke can be devastating to the lives of some. I did not fare so badly, although my recovery has been very time consuming. I am being discharghed tomorrrrow and will be returning home then.I have been hospitalized since Feb2nd.

qualcosa di bello said...

a very powerful observation of several facets of one word from the bottom of your heart. may God bless you & keep you in your recovery! thank you for sharing your inspiriational journey

Tumblewords: said...

Excellent work! Best wishes for a complete recovery in the shortest of time.

SandyCarlson said...

Courageous words, indeed. Thanks for bringing me so close to that experiece.

Mary said...

A very heartfelt and beautiful poem to describe your feelings about this stroke. You are so blessed to have come through this and even though feeling clumsy now, are recovering little by little. I think things like this have a way of making us appreciate how precious our daily life is. I continue to pray for your total healing and recovery of movement. You are blessed with a very special family that love you! We are so happy to read your words again and know we will see your photos some day, too :-)

Geraldine said...

Sending healing vibes your way Ann, I am so sorry to hear about your health problems but I wish you a full and speedy recovery. So many people do make a full recovery after a stroke, it takes time though. Take care.

Many hugs, G

gabrielle said...

the fragility of life, the capacity to recover. you describe it so well.
Beautiful and courageous writing. Thank you.

Kilauea Poetry said...

This was very deep..amazing what we can take for granted! Nice one..

Sharon said...

With time, I am sure your body will fully return. In order to survive hard times, we always must look for the good, not the bad. It looks like you have already found it. Best wishes to you and your family:)

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