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Old 02-02-2015, 09:44 PM
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[QUOTE=MesaMan;5177819]There once was a Gal SnoozyQ
Her Birthday had nary a Brew
Though Sober Down Under
No Booze she would plunder
Or stray from her Course ever true

Lol MM
You are soooo clever , love your poems xx
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Old 02-04-2015, 12:36 PM
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Roses are red
And, rhyming's the rage
Thought I'd post now
Cuz this Thread's off the Page

Burma Shave

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Old 02-06-2015, 07:58 AM
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There once was a man who could barely stand
Sometimes crawling about on his knees and hands
His mind went so dark
Until he embarked
On taking new action and devising a plan

In the meantime, though, he had lost fifteen pounds
And that's forty pounds less than when he was round
So weak and so frail
But determined to prevail
And walk upright again instead of slithering on the ground

As with anything worth doing there are risks involved
And I just have to have trust that this all can be solved
First it will be
Back surgery
Cuz this extrusion is big and will take long to dissolve

If all goes well I'll be moving about
Without succumbing to tears or wanting to shout
And my strength will come back
Something I sorely lack
So as soon as I'm ready I'll start to work out

And that's where I am where I was where I've been
Fighting to stay positive but not wanting to be seen
I'm not leaving it to chance
Whether one day I'll dance
I may not be fit but I'm certainly lean
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Old 02-06-2015, 10:28 AM
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warm enough today
to open the windows and
take in the fresh air
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Old 02-06-2015, 11:10 AM
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I am very glad
You are having surgery
Hope it makes you well
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Old 02-07-2015, 08:14 AM
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surfacing from the
turmoil of indecision
i can breathe again
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Old 02-07-2015, 03:01 PM
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I'm at work in my break with nothing at stake
Unlike last night oh what a fright
Went out with some friends had a drink bought
Said no but thank you did what I ought

She said have a taste of this new green tea
I said in reply Ye hah that suits me
I took 3 little sips but was all unterward
She tricked me this girl silly young broad

I dunno what it was but my head gave a spin
How dangerous was that it could all begin
They thought it was funny oh yeah what a joke
I went to the bar I ordered a coke

I can't blame her really all of 18
Thought it was funny not dispirited or mean
I picked up my keys I said outa here
The girls got more drinks the guys got a beer

I drove home quite happy I didn't give in
I've really got this it all a big win
I got up this morn from my nice warm bed
But oh what a diff it's not filled with dread
Woohooooooo
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Old 02-08-2015, 10:12 AM
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I filled out an advanced directive form today
And got a surprisingly violent response from my wife
I think she's more disturbed than I
About the thought of a sudden end to my life

Chances are things will go as planned and I'll be fine
But you never know so I wanted it in black and white
That a persistant vegetative state is no way to live
And to be powerless to change that just doesn't seem right

And then she didn't want to be my agent
She doesn't want it to be her call
She said to leave it up to my sister
With her self-proclaimed cold heart and all

These are things uncomfortable to discuss
But we all live just long enough to die
And we need to be prepared to grieve
And concede that every hello leads to a goodbye
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Old 02-08-2015, 12:25 PM
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Well said, Zero. I made my brother mine for the same reasons.
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Old 02-09-2015, 08:52 PM
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took three hours to peel
nerves stuck to herniated
disc in spine canal

double lamino-
tomy/discectomy cut-
ting flesh bone and pulp

walked out on my own
three hours after a three hour
spinal surgery
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Old 02-10-2015, 02:09 AM
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I'm gla for you, Zero--
You really are a hero.

The surgery was a miracle cure;
now you no longer have to endure

Relentless pain
Incapacitation
Free movement again:
Rehabilitation!
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Old 02-10-2015, 05:55 AM
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It's worse right now
But i can ambulate
The hole in my back
Doesn't feel so great
They chipped away bone
And that's gotta heal
They peeled nerves from disc
And that i can feel
This will take some time
And I'm on scary drugs
But i understand addiction
And i'm getting gentle hugs
I've a avoided the opioids
For over a year
But i need them for now
Though they cause me some fear
Only as needed
Is what the doctor said
Needed by my body
Not including my head
And as soon as i can
I will start to cut back
From two down to one
I am keeping close track
Every pill i consume
I keep in a log
To keep me aware
In this drug-addled fog
But i need them for now
Or i would be crying
Without them right now
I would think i was dying
We do what we must
To survive and thrive
But this time around
I will fly but not dive
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Old 02-12-2015, 11:32 AM
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haiku invading
the limerick thread because
haiku thread's buried
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Old 02-12-2015, 11:34 AM
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quiet around here
poets off living their lives
or just not inspired
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Old 02-12-2015, 12:50 PM
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taking percocet
and only as directed
not for faint of heart

it was that very drug
that lessened surgery's pain
then I drank a wine

just one glass of wine
it had been eleven years
no big deal - got this

one became countless
soon a decade had passed
what was I to do

those pills felt so good
taking them was a highway
to heartache and pain

it's written in the cards
I'll face that daemon again
how will this all end.............

Zero, be careful and continue to be vigilant. It was 4 months after 180 perc's in two months following heart surgery that I took that tiny glass of wine after not drinking for over 11 years. Make no mistake, I was taking those pills to get high as well as ease the pain in the end. The following decade is a blurrrrrrrrrrrrrr

My best, my friend.

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Haiku invaded
Because it's all I can write
Doesn't have to rhyme!

I tried to get high
With all kinds of prescribed pills--
I just fell asleep!
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Old 02-12-2015, 01:31 PM
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Thanks, Carlos, and believe me, I understand
Addiction, like this latest surgery, was not exactly planned
I avoided opioids until I awoke from surgery already high
Then I tried to cut the dose too soon and thought that I would die

But three days out and I'm already feeling ready to wean
Still on the Percocet but quit the pure oxy in between
Tomorrow I'll maybe try one instead of two
Or wait six instead of four hours like I had tried too early to do

I'm thankful for them after having bone carved from my spine
And there's no way in hell I'm drinking a sip much less a glass of wine
No, I get it and I'm handling it and I won't let this go on for long
I've been through too much to allow making myself right go horribly wrong
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ice is my lover
spread me across vast soft sheets
of frozen jelly
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Old 02-13-2015, 03:54 AM
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insomnia has
no meaning when i've no plans
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they call them the wee
hours because that's when i get
out of bed to wee
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