Plaster and Platinum

Well I didn’t get my plaster changed. I have an ‘unstable fracture’ and there was concern that it may have moved, requiring more manipulation or even surgery. The fracture fortunately hasn’t moved so no need for that at present. They decided not to disturb it and just reinforced the existing cast. I go back on Wednesday and if all still well hopefully I will get the plaster changed for a lighter-weight one then.

Meanwhile, as promised, here is the first of my own contributions to my poetry group’s Platinum Anthology:

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I'm Sorry Your Majesty

"Why don't they put him in the dustbin?"
was perhaps not the most patriotic thing
to say on the death of the king.

Not that I remember it of course,
but that is what I've been told I said
on being a trifle miffed about the absence
of my favourite programmes
on the radio and all the sombre music
they were replaced with.

In my defence
I was only three at the time.
What did I know of death and mourning?

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cathy's Missionary Times
    May 23, 2022 @ 13:29:26

    Healing to you.

    Reply

  2. Jules
    May 23, 2022 @ 16:25:32

    I think there is much for children to learn of death and mourning – but not many are taught about it thinking it is more scary than a safe subject.

    Out of the mouths of babes. Just how much grief can anyone put up with – even someone famous.

    Heal quickly 🙂

    Reply

  3. elaine patricia
    May 24, 2022 @ 10:00:27

    I remember it well.

    Reply

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