If someone should take a sword
And stab me through the head
And I don’t die
What am I
I press my temples, narrowing the blade
Closer to the center
Nothing much happens
The pain implodes
The bleeding is inside
A Shakespeare-like character might say
I am undone
I am wounded
I am slain
Yet to look at me,
Naked the blade
An alloyed monster from the sky
Maybe it’s an allergy
Maybe it’s a growth
May I am too tired
Too taken to read more
But I can open a blank page, one
Without text for now
As I have opened here
C L Couch
May 8, 2018 at 5:41 pm
Sounds like a terrible headache/migraine. Hope you are feeling better today.
May 9, 2018 at 2:45 am
Thanks, Amanda, for your good thought. As a matter of fact, the headache is less today. I’m hoping that others who might have to deal in sharp pain from time to time might find a relatable word or two words here.
May 9, 2018 at 5:19 pm
I’m sure many people do. I rarely get them, but migraines can be very painful.
May 9, 2018 at 9:27 pm
Well, to whine a little, the headaches are chronic. Often they get worse when seasons change. Doesn’t seem fair. Like being penalized for better weather. (Upside-down smiling emoji.)
May 9, 2018 at 10:20 pm
No that isn’t fair. I think its a change in air pressure. At least that’s why I’m told here. Are your ears plugged too? I hope your chronic headaches go away quickly and your body adapts to spring air etc. Allergies might contribute too? I often find the liquid Advil to be quite good, just the regular, or the migraine kind. Also they have Advil Cold/Flu which has antihistamines in it, in case there are issues with plugged ears/snow mild mild etc. They can make u a bit tired, but not as bad as Benadryl.
But, I do imagine you’ve tried most of these over-the-counter meds if its a chronic thing.
May 9, 2018 at 10:52 pm
I do have allergies, evidently. At least, the tests told me that. I was taking shots for a while, but they conflicted with heart treatments. Sigh. I take a Benadryl-type pill at night to help me sleep and a Tylenol-allergy-type pill to help during the day. They’re not successful, but they’re something.
I don’t go to LinkedIn as often as I should, but I was there today and saw your name. Have you started new work? Congratulations!
May 10, 2018 at 2:56 am
Hi Christopher, yes, new job. Still doing some editing/writing but once a week or so, working for a company called Givergy at charity galas and golf tournaments. We help the guests use our technology, on the event webpage or on kindle tablets we place at each table and around the silent auction items. People sign in once and can both bid and make donations on kindle tablets or their phones through their sign-in user. Or both on their phone and a tablet.
We have big screens up so people can see their name when they raise a bid on an auction item. They can also remain anonymous. As a result, people feel good seeing their name, and/or it creates competition and bidders can raise their bid, or team up with other bidders.
It’s fun to be around people who are there to have fun. I like the fashion — the dresses and shoes 🙂 And most of all it’s something I feel good about doing as the technology on these tablets/phones raises a great deal more money for charities, than old-school silent auctions. My friend connected me with the girl who was looking for freelancer help for my city and I was so grateful. It’s like sometimes God answers your prayers exactly. I had always thought helping at these events was fun, but I didn’t know how to do that as I am now. So, hopefully what I prayed for is good for me, the company I work for, and the guests.
Also, the payment process is much faster and Givergy has access to items charities themselves wouldn’t have for their events. I’ve a lot of customer service experience so it’s nothing too taxing, plus it pays well, and is for only a night so it’s okay for me to last longer just for the event, w/o becoming too fatigued.
If I keep doing well and learn more, I can sometime become an Event manager and make $5/h more on top of what I make now. It’s great b/c it’s flexible and not too mentally taxing. I enjoy the ambience. Last time I saw a popular Canadian country/blues singer perform, literally a few meters away. He was amazing 🙂
Thank you for asking 🙂
May 10, 2018 at 9:02 pm
This sounds fantastic. Congratulations! Of course, you’d like the fashions worn, because your interest and skill. And a lead to some writing? Wow! The work is important, too, enhancing success in fundraising for good causes. That the money’s good is fair, considering the close, careful service you provide. I agree God is supplying something just right for you.
My brother works as a theatrical producer. His recent projects have been with Dolly Parton. You and Paul would have a lot to talk about.
Way to go!
May 11, 2018 at 4:59 am
Thanks so much Christopher. I appreciate your enthusiasm and congrats a lot 🙂 That wold be very cool to work with Dolly Parton. Amazing songstress as well! Have a great Friday! 😊🙏🏻