Why, oh why, do I? (poem)

Why, oh why, must I always try
to be better than I was before

And why should I know that taking it slow
means less is actually more

And how do I keep the voice in my head
from spurring me to go on

And why is the pain so often ignored
until the best time to stop has gone

copyright © 2018 Karen Horsley

Any guesses what this little poem is relating to?

I have been taking it easy, I have been using my crutches, I have been resting… there really has been too much resting.

Today is the start of child 2’s half term.  I decided that we’d go to the cinema – see lots of sitting down and resting my leg – I put my crutches in the car but as I was able to park really close to the cinema I thought I’d be ok to limp over without them as I’d been managing really well around the house.  Whether it was too far, or I fidgeted in my seat too much, or maybe I walked (shuffled) a little too fast I’m not sure, but I do know that I now have a burning sensation in my injured calf… just ouch!

We really enjoyed the movie, The Hate U Give, great storyline, brilliantly acted and very sensitive to the subject.

Tomorrow will involve sitting, baking a chocolate brownie cake followed by more sitting!


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Hi, I'm Karen, creator of blueskydays365.com which is home to my poetry, art and general ramblings. I am the author two collections of poetry, 'Kaleidoscopic Beauty' & 'I am the Stars in the Sky', and the children's book 'All That Glitters' (not yet published). I also enjoy running.

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