An Elizabeth Jill Poem


good

good
I dunno how to move my mouth to form a smile
they took that away from me, see
 
I dunno how it is this way
still, it is, it just is
one side is pretty okay
the other side
leather-monster-beast pain, don't ask
 
I dunno I just dunno
except people can't hold my gaze
like they did before the maul 
or, Day Of The Teeth
if I were to name it Lakota-style
 
I dunno how to uncurl my fingers
they took that too, see
so I press these buttons with my wristbones
and I'm getting good at it
some days oughta get a prize
 
You dunno the hows about some things either
so I know you understand because
you've been through your own
Day Of The Teeth
 
one side pretty okay
the other side
leather-monster-beast pain, don't ask
 
and I can sense this about you,
the struggle of keeping sturdy and steadfast
you're getting good at it
I'm proud of you
I'm telling you now you're flying strong
it's visible to anyone who's just here
 
some days oughta get a prize
 
_elizabeth jill_
 




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Written on 2015-04-08 at 15:59

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Chaucer Whethers The PoetBay support member heart!
Just to clarify,
This poem is by a friend of Chaucer Whethers named Elizabeth Jill who gives her ok for it to be posted here,
2015-04-09


Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
This is expressed very well. And yes people in that situation "oughta get a prize". I could only imagine the struggle but you put it into words and brought it out as such a triumph.
2015-04-09


josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
I have experienced stroke. Thankfully without paralysis of a side as this poem so searingly describes. It's strength is in the power of the speaker who beats the beast slowly one small step at a time. A true warrior!
2015-04-09


poet*salem
now it's clear more as for me all what happing here
nice put
2015-04-08

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