Where are you, Nurse?

Where are you, Nurse?

Staying in a hospital,
I ignore each groan and cough
The moment that, my eyes are shut,
I usually doze off

The nurse used to wake me up,
not because I was ill
But really, really had to ask,
did I want a sleeping pill?

But on this admission,
was left in an awkward place
For all night long, there was I,
flat upon my face.

So prostrate and wide awake,
my vertebrae a twitchin’
The plaster covering my eye,
that too had started itchin’

My neck had started throbbing,
my big toes joined in too
I thought the nails on both of them,
had bruises that were blue

My arms were cramping,
tingling, they could get no rest
My boobs were stuck into the sheet,
quite flattened to my chest

I waited for that nurse to come,
provide that oblivion giving drug
Didn’t care if pill or not,
even accept nasty tasting glug

Body wracked all flipping night,
my vigil was in vain
There I was, still wide awake
until the daylight came

Glenys Halliday

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I have always written poetry but when my husband died suddenly I used it as a kind of therapy. I don’t usually share these unless I feel they will help someone in distress. The ones I share are mostly humorous intended to bring a smile in what I feel can be a very lonely world... I have written four booklets and now a Corona chronicles which is just twelve poems writ while I am in jail...oh sorry I meant lockdown. Am on my way for a second booklet.. Trying to make folk smile and take a minutes release from these difficult times helps me forget my sight problems..

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15th Jan 2020
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I am registerd partially sighted and struggle to see some pictures
16th Jan 2020
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It is so difficult at times but I try to appreciate what I can see and not what I can’t. Hard I know and doesn’t always work.....that’s where swear words come in handy! I do try to ‘see’ the funny side though. Once I was waiting for a bus, it was foggy and freezing cold. I identified them mostly by the height of the headlamps so when suitably positioned lights came in view I stuck my hand out. Unfortunately it was a ice cream van . I felt a bit daft but joked with queue I just fancied a ninety nine. Not one person saw the joke......ooops you can’t win them all.
17th Jan 2020
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Keep writing and enjoy the funny side it helps I am told ...
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What an ordeal Glenys! Hope you are healing well 🙂
15th Jan 2020
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Not sure when the next one is but hoping not as drastic. Don’t think that one has hole in macular

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