Thursday, May 9, 2013

Be Free

Fumbling with attachments
Bumbling blood relations
Makes you dread kin
When they inspire
Such ire
A blood feud?
Dude--
Let it R.I.P.
In spite of the sting
From pulling
Free
Do it quickly
Sometimes that's
How it has
To be

Not biographical, just my evil twin muse tiring of a month of daily visits to the hospital and rehab.  Fortunately we are finally seeing some light. Offered up for Trifecta challenge of writing about blood as in "kin"  http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com at and for Laurie's bee-utiful prompt at Poetry Jam poetryjaam.blogspot.com

38 comments:

  1. I agree - let all those stings RIP! Hope you or your family member that is having to make the hospital visits and rehab is doing okay!

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    1. Hi Robyn!! It's me and my husband making the visits to my FIL. He is improving, thank you for the good wishes :-)

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  2. So sorry about the family member as well. And as for the blood feud, I think you are right...letting things rest in peace is the best way!

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    1. Hi Mary!! Thank you for the sympathy, blood feud was just a fun way to play with the Trifecta prompt and it let me use a word that almost always makes me laugh (blame my CA roots) "dude" :-) though I do think you gotta just forgive and let things go.

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  3. In spite of the sting pulling free - lots of truth there, you have to be stung sometimes if you want to be free. Very thought provoking, well done.

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    1. Hi Alan!! Yes, I was thinking of band aids :-) let it rip. Thank you

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  4. Whatever the inspiration behind your poetry ~~ you gave us a thought provoking read!!!

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    1. Hi Helen!! It's always interesting to see how people react, to your words. I was having fun with wordplay and trying to make myself laugh.... :-)

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  5. Very interesting personification! :)

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  6. ah isnt that the truth though...you have to def pull away quickly otherwise it will suck the life right out of you....there are some feuds like that which seem to live well beyond their time so even the reasons are forgotten...rather sad actually...

    i hope your family member is healing up

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    1. Hi Brian!! So crazy to carry on when the whole reason is forgotten... thank you for the good wishes FIL is improving. Will be out of rehab next week :-)

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    2. so they are out now? how is it going?

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  7. Yes, sometimes you just have to let it go.

    I hope your FIL is better, Sara... I've missed you. Caring for the sick can be so draining... don't forget to take care of you.

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    1. Hi Laurie!! So good to see you and get a poem and some blog visits in. This visiting stuff is critical because patients need an advocate, but exhausting. Thx for missing me;-) Will be taking a quick vacay when he's out of rehab. Looking forward to that

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  8. This is great Sara! Love the tone and the rhythm.

    You might want to check your link on Trifecta -- it wouldn't load your page.

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    1. Hi Suzanne!! Thank you for your great compliment and the heads up, I'll run over now :-)

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  9. I like the idea of making a clean quick break from those who are more baggage than beneficial. Love your writing!!

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    1. Hi Valerie!! Wow, thank you very much:-)

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  10. LOVELY INDEED , A BIT SAD, BUT FLOWS WELL...............

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    1. Hi Vandana!! Yes, I was feeling a little sad, that's why your blessings were so wonderful :-) thank you

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  11. Thanks so much for linking up with Trifecta. Such a sad, thoughtful piece.

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    1. Thank you for the great prompt:-)

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  12. oh i do hope you FIL soon feels better....blood feuds...ugh...not fun

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    1. Claudia!! Thank you for the kind wishes. Funny thing about this poem I wrote it really tongue in cheek-- lots of wordplay and no one saw it. Lesson for me some things are not funny. Or maybe the comments colored it?

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  13. ......he'll get better soon... and no more blood feuds... rest rest rest & be well on either sides between you & yours... smiles...

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    1. Hi Kelvin!! Thank you very much. He is improving:-). Just used blood feud to play with the prompt and use that wonderful word "dude" lol

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  14. LOVE the poem! "Dude" made me smile!

    hope your Father-in-law improves quickly. so good to see you!!! *Hugs*
    dani

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    1. Hi Dani!! So nice to see you :-) He is improving, thank you very much. And the hugs are very welcome and appreciated too <3

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  15. Sara, totally got from process notes where you are coming from. Prayers coming your way.

    Also, I wish my sisters could embrace, "Dude, RIP"! instead of ripping this little dudette a new one!! Amy

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    1. Hi Amy!! Knew you would get it--thank you so much for the prayers--just moved him and his wife (who has Alzheimers) into assisted living today. Everyone is breathing a little easier--including him :-) Thank you for the love--didn't feel ripped, it's just so interesting how people react and read. Makes me wonder if I would have left a light hearted comment if the reaction would have been different--I'll take the love of the poem--whoever the beholder is ;-)

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  16. using dude in a poem and it works! well done!

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    1. Hi Andrea!! Enjoyed visiting you, thank you so much for the dude appreciation ;-)

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  17. Sooo clever! Family woes are such a drag, but the wisdom of letting go and pulling the barbs out fast before they poison to much ... smart and good advice ...

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    1. Hi Susan!! Thank you very much--the woes can drag you down--thank goodness for a little wordplay and poetry to release some of it--;-) Wonderful to see you.

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