One useful body

A middle-aged woman

Changed by illness

Every movement concentrated effort

Activities shortened and dictated

A senior gentleman

Changed by age

Every movement concentrated effort

Activities shortened and dictated

Things that once took them “no time”

Now takes an entire day

Separated by thirty years

Joined by similarities

They see each other as useful

Not robbed of smiles or laughter

They joke

Between them both

One fully functioning body

(I have been helping a man I now call GrandpaΒ 

With some household things these past days,

In between taking moments to rest and blog.

A side-effect of Lyme, my hands are impacted.

Forgive my commenting less for now.)


32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sustainabilitea
    Feb 22, 2016 @ 00:04:48

    Bless you both!


  2. Rising Hawk
    Feb 22, 2016 @ 00:05:07

    Bless you . . . and hugs! πŸ™‚ Such a poetic and brilliant insight here.

  3. stcylynn
    Feb 22, 2016 @ 00:27:18

    Love it! Great depiction! My husband I joke that between the two of us we have 1/2 of a functioning body! LOL

  4. Heartafire
    Feb 22, 2016 @ 00:58:46

    It’s enough to know you are around! You are a courageous woman with an upbeat attitude that won”t quit!

  5. hitandrun1964
    Feb 22, 2016 @ 01:24:20

    How wonderful, Belinda. I’m so happy you are helping him. I’m sorry about your hands.

  6. russtowne
    Feb 22, 2016 @ 01:35:17

    May the two of you continue to find ways to bring smiles and laughter into your lives.

  7. Nicodemas
    Feb 22, 2016 @ 03:07:26

    Belinda blessings to you! No need for you to comment. It’s wonderful to hear of you both sharing these times together.

  8. SwittersB
    Feb 22, 2016 @ 06:30:34

    Loves and hugs Belinda…lucky gentleman for sure.

  9. Vonita
    Feb 22, 2016 @ 07:28:11

    You have a wonderful spirit, blessings to you ❀

  10. Erika Kind
    Feb 22, 2016 @ 07:46:52

    You are a beautiful soul, Belinda! You radiate love and compassion with your posts.

  11. georgeforfun Life's too short to be miserable or serious anymore!
    Feb 24, 2016 @ 23:59:27

    Reblogged this on georgeforfun and commented:
    He is very lucky and blessed. πŸ‘€ β™₯ * ͜ * β™₯ πŸ‘€

  12. ihatepoetry
    Mar 03, 2016 @ 00:24:55

    Wow, this was quietly, modestly powerful. Excellent.

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