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Updated on March 17, 2010



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


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      4 years ago

      Sahara! How are you? So glad you found my new blog at WordPress. It's still a work in progress; the move from Typepad wasn't as easy as I tguhoht it would be. In any event, glad to hear you are crocheting and glad to help in any way I can. Take care, and let me know when you're coming for a visit.P.S. Sorry it took so long to respond. I've been busing doing a lot of writing and have neglected the blog for a bit. Hope to get back to updating it and posting more soon.

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      4 years ago

      Amazing talent is not all that you will need to get pueilshbd, specially with poems. Go get yourself a copy of the latest Writer's Market. There, it lists several agents that will take care of looking for publishers. And if you wish for your poem to be pueilshbd alone (meaning the book only contains your poem), you need to have more than one and more than 10. But this is unlikely for a beginner. More or less your poem will be pueilshbd with other poems. Novels on the other had are extrmely difficult to get pueilshbd. My advise, finish a book, problem things later.

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      6 years ago from QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA.

      Thank you Dahlia Flower.

      Thank you for these lovely words you have written here about my poem. I hope others have been strengthened by this. Pam x

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      Dahlia Flower 

      6 years ago from Canada

      It's so good of you to share. May you continue to let your light shine -- to help and strengthen others. Good prose and good poetry. Keep up the fight.

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      8 years ago from UK

      So very open and deep, you are very brave to share and care. Thank you. Congrats on your awards, well deserved.

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      8 years ago from Rawalpindi Pakistan

      Great Great Great work

      i'm in love

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      Dom Shadows 

      8 years ago from Zanesville, Ohio

      Wow hi BB nice to see you.. You have very strong words. You once told me that you are not a writer but a singer.. CORRECTION... You're a singer/Writer so just face the music. You're a beautiful person and you seem so damn sweet... I don't know you well but I'm glad you never left.. =)

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      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      You are such a brave lady and you write so well.....write on!

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      Sage Williams 

      8 years ago

      Beuatybabe - A beautiful poem. My heart goes out to you. I admire your strength, will and determination. You have so much to offer others through your poetry. You will touch many lives.

      I am so happy to hear that you are staying here and will be contributing more.

      Great Job!


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      Faye Constantino 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Hi Beauty! I am so glad you are strong enough to write this! Rated you up of course! It is important for us all to tell our stories, family is made up of "those who are there, those who are on their way there, and those who have been there." This is how we learn, from each other. Thank you for sharing. I have known quite a few people who just hid themselves away when they were ill. I am glad you are here with us.

      Now for Baby Tears. I wish I had an award to give you. If I did, I'd give it every day. Take care BB!

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      You are so gifted, please some more. My heart goes out to you and I wish there could anything to help. That is the trouble with that when someone needs really help, even people love to give it, there is nothing one can really do. I am glad that you found a lifeline in hub. Thank you for writing these wonderful words and I look forward to the next -- SOON. Congratulation on winning the 1st prize but I am not at all surprised. It was lovely hearing from you again.

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      Laurel Rogers 

      8 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      I am so pleased to hear that you won't be leaving altogether-you have a lot of writing talent to spread around, gal!

      And, congrats on the gold...

      Your fan,


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      Chibuzo Melvin Mobis 

      8 years ago from Nigeria

      I felt the power in your words and i love the introduction,it is golden.Thanks for sharing this piece.


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