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Monday, April 25, 2011

DAY 25-PA PROMPT-FALLING-POEM 2.-FEAR OF FALLING

Fear of falling

She is ninety and they keep repeating "oh quite spry"
Bends easily o,er her electric blue Nikes
Tightly to tie
Along the boardwalk
Others bike and run
She walked proud
Until this fear
This fear begun
So strange to fear
To fear at all
The fall she took just last week
That now out of family sight has
Her treading meek
Buying new sneakers
Bending to tie
Reminding herself
"pick up your feet"
"don't shuffle"
So annoyed at this new
Frail old shuffling woman
She'd like to spit in her own
Fear wide eye

2 comments:

  1. I am only 66 (lol...only), but I have osteoporosis so I kind of understand what that fear must be like. I'm scared to death to walk on icy sidewalks because if I break a bone, it won't heal easily. I can only imagine how much more frightening for a ninety yr. old lady. You've written this with great empathy.

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  2. Thank you....this was inspired by a wonderful woman I know who is an absolute delight and inspiration....

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