Awakening Bolt

I’m patiently waiting

In my Neurosurgeon’s rooms

The visit should’ve been a scheduled check-up

But here I am, explaining yesterday’s jolt

I had an episode whilst driving

I nearly caused an accident

I blacked out for a second

I lost power in my stroke affected arm and leg

I started to panic

I had to stop and rest

Fortunately I experienced

An immediate awakening

My senses came back

My quickened heart-rate slowed down

My specialist has banned me from driving

I’m to undergo scans next week

I’m confused and upset

I’m blessed and unhurt

There’ll be a week of having tests

Then I’ll be waiting for the results

Hopefully the outcome will be positive

And the awakening lightening bolt, was heaven sent

Ivor Steven (c) August 2019

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

37 thoughts on “Awakening Bolt”

  1. Oh, no! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I’m so very sorry to hear all of this, Ivor! That is so scary!
    But, I’m so glad you are okay…and, of course, I’m sending healing wishes for positive outcomes from the tests. Please keep us updated.
    and Extra (((HUGS)))

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  2. Oh no, Ivor! Just catching up on my reading – Iโ€™m glad you were not hurt during this episode. Iโ€™m sure your doctor is just being cautious but how frustrating for you! Will you be able to attend your open mike? Send you hugs and healing vibes. โค๏ธโค๏ธ

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