Under The Weather

Had to go under the knife

Guess it's just part of life

My absence was in the hospital stay

I can tell you, I feel better today


Missing out on summer is the worst part

Not lazing down the river breaks my heart

Missing the sand and also the sun

Watching everyone else have all the fun


Somewhere I have found more meaning

In the everyday ups and downs

I'm seeing more of the positives

And I'm feeling less reasons to frown


Hopefully I'll be back soon gushing about my heart

Not back to 100% but this is a start

I thank you for your patience during these past days

My lack of poems isn't just a phase




  • dusk arising

    Nice to see your blooms on MPS again. Wishing you a full and speedy recovery to full health.
    I am going under the knife myself on 9th August,some fear and trepidation.

    • Christina8

      Oh, thank you so much dusk arising. You have nothing to worry about for surgery, remember you are in capable hands. (So says the nurse in me) If you are religious just make sure to say a prayer before you go in and I'll be thinking about you!

    • Heartwriter

      Hope your at 100 percent real soon. Take care and take time to heal.

      • Christina8

        Thanks so much for your get well wishes (I improvised :-)) and hopefully I will be back at my poetry real soon!!

      • Goldfinch60

        I am glad that you are back and I hope all is well sand your life returns to normal.

        • Christina8

          Thank you so much Goldie!! I am slowly coming back, hopefully should be reviewing and putting out poems soon.

        • Michael Edwards

          I will also be under the knife soon - nothing life threatening but a minor surgery - it will be my first hospital attendance ever after all of my 70 plus years - hope you recover fully soon and do enjoy your postings dear Christina.

          • Christina8

            Wow, when I was working as a nurse I would come across a patient of your years that swore it was their first hospitalization or surgery and I think that it just fantastic!!! Remember you are in good hands-----and ask questions----even if they seem dumb!! Hopefully I will be back to reviewing and posting poems regularly soon.

            • Michael Edwards

              Thanks Christina - having worked for the Health Service as a defence lawyer for many years be assured I'll ask the questions.

            • Fay Slimm.

              So good to know you are making progress and daily feeling a return to health dear Christina - - keep taking care - hugs from Fay xxxx

              • Christina8

                Thank you so much Fay, I appreciate your well wishes very much!! I hope to start reviewing and posting poems again soon! Thanks for the hugs---hugs back! Christina

              • orchidee

                Get well soon! A nice write.

                • Christina8

                  Thank you Orchidee! i promise to try to get well as soon as I can! Will be up to reviewing and writing soon, I hope!

                • Poetic Dan

                  What a beautiful flow
                  Words straight from the soul
                  So pure and wonderful
                  As I hope for the rest of your days

                  Take extra care
                  Much love and respect

                  • Christina8

                    I appreciate your kind and lovely words so much Dan! Made a smile upon my face! I will continue to heal and soon will be writing more poems. Much love and respect to you also my friend!

                    • Poetic Dan

                      Of course you will, that's what the \'S\' stands for. Superstar is it not ;)

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                    • BRIAN & ANGELA

                      HOLA HERMANA CHRISTINA Tu Hermano Brian aqui ! UNDER THE WEATHER ~ A very English phrase. V1. You going into Hospital for Surgery is like Me ~ Sitting not Setting exams for Open University Courses ! V2. being hospitalised & recovery does make us miss out on the simple Joys of Life ! V3. But every cloud has a silver lining and generally makes us accentuate the POSITIVE ! V4. YOU WILL BE BACK ! A great poem thanks for alerting & caring & sharing ! Abrazos Fuertes ~ Yours BRIAN y ANGELA @@@@@@@ Love all the comments Chris and your responses too ~ AMEN

                      • Christina8

                        Thanks so much for your wonderful reply! Appreciate both of you for your support! I am amazed at the support I've received yesterday and today on this poem. But yes, I will be back!! Abrazos fuertes to the both of you---sorry, wish my spanish was better!

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