Sense of Humour Failure

Did I not rise above Your challenge three years ago,
My introduction to disability on crutches through dancing in the street?
Did I not face the Unknown with a smile, even if in pain,
At a suspected heart attack that was simply an attack of acid wind?
Did I not, through my own determination, address my diet
To control Diabetes diagnosis without medication?

And whilst on the subject of my health…………

Did I not find a dark humour in numerous nosebleeds
Due to high blood pressure that frightened me almost to death?
Did I not limp my way to fitness on sticks after
Tearing the meniscus in my knee just by stepping off the pavement?
And did I not take up the challenge offered for weight loss
And win? A challenge I am still meeting head on by the way.

Even Humphrey would not defeat my positivity,
He has been cast out and discarded,
Though his ‘review’ is still to be discussed.
Nay, I would not, will not, let that get the better of me.

But today? Oh yes, today.
When it was important to be as fit as possible for Hubby,
He who has had his fair share of pain and worries,
When it was my turn to be there for him
Did Your warped mind decide to try and strike me down,
Crippling me in pain, striking me immobile

I beat you.
I beat you by not giving in.
With the aid of a stick, I beat you again by pushing,
Pressing on and walking through it.
Today, in tears of frustration and pain,
I raised my eyes and shook my fist at the sky,
Demanding to know what I had done.
But you haven’t won.
My Sense of Humour may have taken a well earned break,
But will be back with his Mates to take you on again.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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4 Responses to Sense of Humour Failure

  1. joyroses13 says:

    Hang in there! I am sure its got to be hard, but love your attitude!

  2. lbeth1950 says:

    You are a tough cookie.

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