Magic moment, captured On my mobile To last forever Unlike the fleeting Life of a butterfly Time will repeat the process We shall see its beauty again… ©AnitaDawes2022
Eugi’s Causerie ~ Challenge ~ Shadows ~#Poetry
Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Shadows – Nov. 18, 2021
Morning shadows dance across the fields Like children playing Evening shadows lengthen Giants disturbing time Trying to make space to linger Some, wishing they were nothing Not dust to blow away with the wind No light can cast them out They search for a place to rest, to be unseen Sounds of the river call for drowning Washing away of sad thoughts Shadows pass over shadows Entanglement ensues Shadows continue to move Within the many shades of darkness… © AnitaDawes2021
Worry is a terrible thing, it steals the quality of life from right under your nose, reducing your world into a place of doom and gloom. We have been sitting on a massive worry these past six months and have refused to start the new year until we had good news.
I have desperately tried to keep everything normal, finish my WIP and keep the website going, but have to admit it was a poor imitation of the real thing, and I apologise for that.
I have not been sharing much of this with our friends and followers and this may seem strange after all your incredible support when Anita had that massive heart attack in 2020. Your love and good wishes pulled us through that terrible time, but when disaster struck again last year, it seemed far more serious, and we really felt that talking about it might make it worse.
Anita’s heart is still severely damaged, and despite having two stents and a pacemaker fitted, it only barely functions. When a series of lumps started to appear around her neck last year, the alarm bells started ringing again.
Because of the raging virus and all the hospital delays, it took months to have the lumps investigated. The consultant mentioned cancer and after deliberation, they finally decided to remove part of her thyroid. Surgery was a problem as they didn’t think her heart was strong enough, but they said that delaying it was not an option.
A nightmare time for all the family, especially Anita for she can’t abide hospitals at the best of times. My sister has never been ill and to be struck down by two life threatening illnesses almost at the same time seems very unfair. She made it through the surgery without incident, but we had to wait two agonising weeks to get the results of the tests.
By this time, we were all terrified and sick with worry, dreading the news.
The day of the appointment, I felt sick to my stomach but somehow kept a smile on my face. I think I held my breath when she was called into the consultants office, but five minutes later the door opened and she rushed out of the room, a massive smile on her face. We watched in amazement as she ran out of the ENT department to a standing ovation from the nurses.
By this time, we knew the news must be good, but I wanted to know how good. Just before we all reached the lifts, I caught her arm and made her stop walking. ‘Well,’, I said and waited.
She stood there and laughed at me, and I didn’t think she was going to say anything.
‘THERE IS NO CANCER,’ she shouted.
All the way home in the car, she kept saying those words, and her relief was wonderful to see. Despite the odds, her poor old ticker had survived the surgery and she was cancer free.
But four days later, we had to rush back to the hospital, as Anita was having trouble breathing. She is now back home, but it seems that worrying isn’t going anywhere after all.
She is looking better, although still very weak and breathless much of the time. The list of her medications grows ever longer, but … and you may have noticed this, none of what happened has stopped her writing her poetry.
Now all I have to do, is get my own head back together!
I love the way Anita has woven the shadows throughout this poem…
Eugi’s Causerie… #Poetry
Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Dreamcatcher – March 4, 2021
Thanks to my dream catcher
I now live in a world ruled by moonlight
A soft glow that knocks the hard edges from the world
Oh, I hear you say, we need sun
To grow food and much more
Here, under the moonlight,
magic weaves warm days
Rain too, if you wish it
In a world coloured by your desire
Blue feels like I have stepped into a warm ocean
Yellow would be a world of sunlight
Dark ochre, winter is on its way
I sleep safely under the moonlight
Thanks to my dreamcatcher…
© Anita Dawes 2021
Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Romance🌹 – February 11, 2021
So long ago, loving hands touched these old ivory keys.
The day you left me roses, your favourite piece of music.
I placed my hands where yours had been,
Knowing I would never see you again.
Those beautiful roses faded, your memory still sharp,
Keeping the pain of lost love alive
Time can be so cruel when memory, I wish,
had faded alongside the roses…
© Anita Dawes 2021
Eugi’s Weekly Prompt ~ Wolf Moon ~ #Poetry
Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Wolf Moon – January 28, 2021
broken by the full moon
The howl of the wolf
The whisper of vampires
Let them in, they need only a drop
they will not drain your life
Fear not the wolf moon
That howls into the night
It heralds more than you can dream of…
© Anita Dawes 2021