I bought this cane with a built-in flashlight for my sister when I thought she was going to have knee surgery.  Little did I think that I’d be the one using it! (Her surgery was cancelled.)



My enthusiasm’s quickly fading
as my energy’s abating.
Took a fall this morning, so
I’m getting around mighty slow.
My knee is wrecked, I cannot bend it.
An Ace bandage I’ve found can’t mend it.
My wrist is swollen out an inch.
(Being a klutz is not a cinch.)

I hope I’m better by and by,
but I can’t bear to touch my thigh.
I didn’t see the vacuum cord
there on the floor, and then, oh Lord,
since I was rushing, I took a fall
and now I cannot run at all.
When it comes to walking, I’m a gimp.
I lurch and stumble, sway  and limp.

The only thing I’m grateful for
is how it happened and nothing more.
Two nights I’ve slaved and worked ’til four,
then gone to bed happy but sore.

I’ve painted, cleaned and stowed away
so I’d be ready for this day.
And although I’d had no warning
I’d take a tumble late this morning,

my work’s all done. I’ve trimmed the tree,

and the last thing put away IS ME!


The prompt today was enthusiasm.

20 thoughts on “Over-enthusiastic

  1. Marilyn Armstrong

    Oh sigh. We are all klutzes. I’m VERY careful about where I put my feet because my spine is already a mess and I can’t afford to get more broken … but I still trip over the dogs and my own feet. Regularly. Daily. And when I’ve got a camera in my hand, oy vay. I could walk off a cliff and not notice!

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  2. Andrea R Huelsenbeck

    Oh, Judy, I hope this didn’t really happen. Heal fast. I love how you can turn anything into a beautiful poem. You are one of my favorite poets.

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  4. Cee Neuner

    Oh you poor baby. I’ll send you some energy for quick healing and back to fast walking. The cane with a flashlight is cool. I was kind of looking at it think it might be able to double as a monopod for your camera. Your tree is gorgeous. Now rest up for the big day. 😀 😀

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  5. Allenda Moriarty

    I am so sorry to read this, Judy. Do the girls arrive tomorrow? Take it easy and just enjoy their company without racing all over at least for a few days until you are feeling better. I’m glad you have that cane. Please use it, and please be extremely careful. You don’t want to fall again!! Best wishes for a rapid healing.

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    1. okcforgottenman

      Hola, mi amiga Allenda. Remi/Judy is kinda busy/exhausted, but we Skyped an hour ago, so I’ll give you an update. Those rascal friends of hers/ours arrived this evening, and all are in good Spirits (yep, capital “S”). Remi is strutting her upper half with no problem. She’s still our standard trooper. (I wonder what her reply will be. Must likely wait until the morrow.)

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      1. lifelessons Post author

        Hola..What wonders sleep provides. Everyone still sleeping. I feel sore but I believe a bit less sore than yesterday..Haven’t really tested out the leg yet except to let doggies out. Time will tell.

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