This is it! Blog Battle’s Glorious Return
We’ve all heard how writing is a lonely business. Well, I think we’ve all heard it. And if not, now we have. But in the world of the internet, writing doesn’t have to be nearly so isolated a pursuit!
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July 2019 Blog Battle
Our word this month is:
Better than Stable
The doctor is walking towards me
I know what he is going to say
She is stable. It was the same last week
Her mind is hanging on, but where is she?
Lying there with tubes decorating her still body
A strange kind of jewellery I wish she wasn’t wearing
Like an Egyptian mummy with the wrappings taken off
Stable. There should be a better word
I looked it up in the dictionary,
resistant to sudden change
Self-restoring, having no mode of decay,
plus, a lot of stuff about horses.
How am I meant to relay this to my wife?
Who last week found life fun, laughing, dancing?
Singing while hanging out the washing
Before she was spun into a coma by a filthy black car
Stable, is the best they can give me
Reminding me that over two thousand years ago
Jesus Christ was born in a stable
I don’t have a religious bone in my body
Yet I find myself walking to the hospital chapel
I light a candle, asking whoever might hear me
Can you do better than stable?