Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunday In Bed, Zometa Flu Part Two

Zometa flu.  What's a girl to do?  Why don't you do right, and make me a dry martini with vicodin stuffed olives?

Is that too much to ask for an achy achy bald lady?

Oh port, methinks thou dost torment me, a stone sunk in thine chest, tis tethered to thine heart.

Make it a double will you, and I'll stop the Shakespeare talk.

You ever read Mary Oliver?  You should.  Here, read some now.  Wait, make my martini first then read this out loud to me whilst I sippeth.

The Journey


One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice--
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
"Mend my life!"
each voice cried.
But you didn't stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do--
determined to save
the only life you could save.

© Mary Oliver. Online Source

See writergirl.
See writergirl dream.
Dream writergirl Dream.
Now Run writergirl Run.
Save your life.

May I have the martini first?

2 comments:

kim said...

What a beautiful poem! I've missed your posts lately. I read the last 5 tonight. What an amazing person you are sharing all of your thought with us. Including the angry ones. Keep sharing all of them with us too. We will read everything you want to share. We are here and we are listening.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sweet Lady ~
That is one of my favorite poems; thanks for sharing it. Great way to start my day. Wishing you a day filled with wonderful, little surprises. Hugs and Kisses xoxox

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