- Personal Health Information & Self-Help
A TIMELY RESCUE
INTRODUCTION TO MY POEM
HI EVERYONE OR SHOULD I SAY FELLOW HUBBERS
Recently, I placed a letter to all of you in the forum, revealing that I was considering leaving the Hubpages, I could not believe the number of people who wote asking that I reconsider. To say that I was touched by this response from these hubbers/friends/followers, would be an understatement .
However, something that. someone suggested made me have a think about my history and I decided to write about my medical condition and about the things that I have endured both physically and emotionally while I have been going through this battle with living with the Multiple System Atrophy (MSA)
I have written in poetry what my illness is doing to me personally and I hope that this helps anyone else who may be struggling with something to do with their health and inspire them to also write about their own health problems, not necessarily using poem form, but perhaps just writing down somewhere. It does help, really it does. .
In the, Poem, and I have tried to include all emotions that I am, and have felt during this difficult time. I have been lucky also to have been given some counselling, but a lot of it was done of my own, and I feel very proud to say this to you.
One other fact I wanted to share with you, since Hubpages gave me my start in writing, recently I have joined a couple Poetry Sites, as I felt it would be good experience for me because they are particularly about people writing poetry..
The good news is that I had entered my poem called "Baby Tears", which has now been renamed "You". because it is about this person, in two contests on this site. On one occasion, where there was 19 entrants, I won the SILVER AWARD, 2ND PLACE. Then I entered "Baby Tears" in another contest where there was 353 contestants. I now have the greatest pleasure in announcing that "Baby Tears", took off GOLD AWARD 1ST PLACE.
Now getting back to the Poem "A Timely Rescue", I called it this because when I came to Hubpages I was in a such a bad way, I didn't know which way to go, after I could not go on the stage and sing and dance which I love.
So, I started on Hubpages as a way of creating something to give people pleasure. To my surprise, not only did I find a new hobby, but I found a place where I made a new connection with a lot of lovely people, My Hubber Family. All the hubs I have written have been so well received, and I feel a lot of that is due to the success I have had on Hubpages and this poem is both a result of this start with Hubpages, and the kickoff to a Poetry Career.
So , thank you again Hubpages for giving the me this chance to find something special inside me when I was starting to think that there was nothing else left for me, to find that I had this talent for writing . So here it is, I hope you love reading it as much as I have writing it.
A TIMELY RESCUE
The street was deserted
As I sat down to read
Under the bough of an old oak tree
Unable to bear anything more going wrong
Not wanting to sing my favourite songs
Disappointed with life, with a reason to frown
I felt in my life I was starting to drown
Climbing to the top but keep falling down
One minute laughing and fooling around like a clown
Then cascading tears down my face changes things around
Mood swings so violent, made me shout and scream out loud
Words falling out of my mouth of which I’m not very proud
Walls feel like they’re caving in on me closing all around each day
How did I come to be travelling this path, where did I lose my way?
This`horrible disease walking daily with me in my life
Makes life difficult causing me much pain and strife.
Something that is hard to discuss and talk about is my stoma
It has a tendency to leak at times, with not a very nice aroma,
But it’s attached to me as I have no large bowel left today
The small bowel is on its own now and has a big role to play
The waste from inside my body is collected in a bag each day
It has to be emptied at least six times daily maybe even more
So you have to watch very carefully that it doesn’t get too full
Because you can easily have an accident which isn’t nice at all.
You threw me a lifeline to catch as I went down
I tried to catch on to it but it fell further from me
When I reached out further I grabbed it with glee,
Where did you come from who sent you to me
Oh where did you come from I’d just like to know
You gave me a reason to hang on not to let go
My heart is happy again not feeling so sad and blue
Finally making my way back was all due to you