Friday, May 13, 2016

THE DOLDRUMS

I guess I shouldn't be surprised, but it finally happened, the doldrums got me!  I must have underestimated how all this immobility and sitting, sitting and sitting would affect me or I've been so blessed to have my family and friends make regular visits, that I thought I was immune.  Either way, today was that day, when all of this got me down.  So, as has been the normal progression for me, I went to my tablet and took the opportunity to put it all into words.  Thank you, God, for this wonderful avenue! So, everyone, here it is, my thoughts and musings in the midst of the downs.

AH, POETRY
By Patty Lynn

I thank my lucky stars I’ve got the outlet of the pen,
Well, really it’s a keyboard, to think and write and then…
To put my feelings there in print and give my many thoughts a voice.
With all these hours of such solitude, I haven’t any choice.

For it has finally happened, the doldrums have set in.
I know this foot needs lots of rest for healing to begin...
So, like I’ve said so many times, I’ll follow doctor’s orders,
But I don’t have to like it, yeah, I’m not a big supporter...

Of sitting with my leg up, yeah, I’m sitting by the hour,
Until the negativity begins to overpower…
My mind, my thoughts, and then those awful feelings of depression
That led me to the, “Oh, poor me,” which needs a new direction!

“So that’s enough of that,” I say, and grab my trusty tablet
And, fortunately, I resort to my poetic habit.
Till now I’ve never realized how much my writing soothes me
Or just how many times in life cathartically it moves me.

I don’t know what I’d do if I would have to cope without it.
Though some may call it frivolous and simply just discount it,
For me it gives me purpose, provides me with release...
For thoughts, emotions, deep within, and often gives me peace.

So, all in all, how blessed am I to have a way to vent,
To use poetic means to share and even to prevent…
The doldrums taking over and then the blues to take their hold…

And leave, recouping me, to feel neglected, sad and old.

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