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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Scrambled Eggs

And so, two falls this week and two concussions. Please forgive me, I am not at my best, though Barbie says I am more softly spoken and co-operative. I will try to visit as many of your postings as I am able. Words are with difficulty coming, and so I again ask your pardon.

Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall,
not a smart thing to do,
and Humpty Dumpty had a great fall,
and that good egg was through.
Myself, I had a fall last week,
then concussed a second time
which makes it painful now to seek
the words to build this rhyme,
but pain, I guess, is part of life
and part of ministry,
and though it cuts just like a knife,
the only tragedy
would be to serve that pain's dark ends
and turn away from you, my friends.

The Five Minute Friday prompt this week is TREASURE. I will need more than five minutes, but here goes.

Cancer's hard and hurts a lot,
and I can't call this pleasure,
but what God gave and what I've got
is a priceless kind of treasure,
the kind that makes you come awake
to see the sun rise every day
because you know tumours can take
you in death, so far away.
I know full value now, at last
of the small joys brought by life
and these will make my heart stand fast
through the dismal aching strife
because I know each blessing laid
on my heart's how Heaven's made.

 Sylvia's still enjoying that ice cream, and listening to The Killers, with 'Human'.

Are we human, or are we Dancer?

Don't know about you, but I know about ME.



  1. I hurt my back badly this week and am writing through a fog of anti-inflammatory drugs. Thank you for this post. It cheered and helped me. I am sorry about the cancer. I pray that you will continue to find solace in the small joys.

    1. Tish, please forgive my delayed reply; I am so glad that this post helped you, and so sorry about your back. Anti-inflammatory drugs can be rough, and you are in our prayers.

  2. So, both of these are amazing - and the fact that you also wrote them after a week of not one, but TWO concussions - standing in awe, friend!
    That last couplet thought - "I know each blessing laid
    on my heart's how Heaven's made." 100%.
    So good, thank you for sharing. May all the treasure be yours.

    1. Amanda, thank you so much for the affirmation! Words are still coming hard, but it's worth it.

  3. I count you as my friend. I hate that you fell - that's not at all swell - I pray you stay upright - and continue the fight. xo

    1. Susan, you ARE most definitely my friend. Falling was not good, and I fell again since writing the post, but I will keep going. XOXOXO

  4. Andrew, I am so sorry for the falls. May God bring healing and keep you steady on your feet. I am so grateful you keep fighting and showing us the beauty of the treasure we have been given.

    1. Joanne, thank you so much for the prayers, and the encouragement. The metastasis in my leg is what makes for unsteadiness. Goes out when least expected.

  5. So sorry to hear about your falls. Be gentle on yourself...and keep finding those simple every day treasures!

    1. Jennifer, thanks so much...I have been used to pushing hard, and now have to push hard to be gentle!

  6. love your poems... and your pup pics!! 😊

    Tara (FMF #19)

    1. Tara, I am delighted that you like the poems, and even MORE delighted that you like Sylvia!

  7. The poetry you write, and your faithfulness in writing it and visiting our blogs - I consider those great treasures. I'm so sorry about the falls and continue to pray for you and Barbie.

    1. Kym, I am very grateful for what you said here... and in all honesty, the connexion through the blogs helps keep me going.

      Thank you so much for your prayers!

  8. Two insightful poems. Be gentle with yourself this week and the next.

    1. Theresa, thank you...I am glad you like the poems.

      I will be kinder to myself than perhaps I have been, of late. The falls were a wakeup.

  9. Hopefully you're feeling a little less scrambled as this week draws to a close ...

    1. Linda, a bit less scrambled... but the world feels very big, and I feel very small.