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· Running Scared

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· Don't Tell, Don't Die

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by Cheryl Wright
Wednesday, July 31, 2002

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Sitting, Aching
Throbbing with pain;
I hope I never
Break both feet again.

Crutches – Horrible
Ought to be banned;
There’s only one thing for which they are fit;
Throwing them happily down in the tip.

Put your feet up!
Don’t use any weight!
What do they think I am?
Woman or ape?

Or maybe contortionist
From Circus Oz
Or even an alien
From way out beyond.

Six weeks are going to roll slowly by,
And finally I’ll bid those crutches goodbye.
I’ll grab them and throw them, and hope that they land
Right in the middle of a blob of quicksand!

©Cheryl Wright 16th February 2001

This poem was written with hours of my first experience with crutches after fracturing both feet (one week before my daughters wedding!)

*The poem was chosen from over 2,000 to be included in "The Poets Journey - 2001" Anthology.

Cheryl Wright

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Reviewed by Frances Seymour 7/31/2010
Cute, cute, cute...almost reminds me of Dr. Zeuss! Blessings...Frances
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 7/31/2002
Both feet broken one week before your daughters wedding? I can see see why you would want to throw those crutches away
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 7/31/2002
Well since both my feet are termed medically broken,,and will remain that way, I use two crutches everyday,,so I know that if we don't laugh about it, we will be very miserable, love the thoughts,,,Lisa
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/31/2002
Oh, broken foot is bad enough, but *TWO*?? OWW!! ((PAIN LINES!)) I hope you get rid of your crutches soon; they ARE a pain (and I have no choice; I have arthritis, so I use one crutch!!). Especially when I trip over the damn thing or hit myself in the ankle!!!! Hope you are back on your feet (and off the crutches) SOON!! loved your poem!!!! love, karen.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/31/2002
ow, pain lines!! >cringes <
i know the agony of which you speak
although i've never broken *both* my feet
crutches are truly a pain in the ass
it's hard to look graceful or move with class
i use a cane, it's arthritis i have
on bad days, a crutch has to guide my path
so here are some (((HUGS))) that i give to you,
hope your crutching days are over--and soon!!

(((HUGS))) for an amusing write (TEN!!!) for a not amusing situation.

Love, karla. :)

Reviewed by Ed Lupinacci (Reader) 7/31/2002
I'm in stitches here
this is pretty funny
but you do know we all use crutches of one sort or another.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 7/31/2002
Terrible, both feet!! Like this little explanation of frustration.
Reviewed by Sailor Neptune 7/31/2002
I hope your feet are fine.
i have never has a crutch and You remind me how
lucky not to have.

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