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HumptyDumpty

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I Spot A Spot, My Spot

I’ve noticed that in getting older,
   Things begin to change.
I have grown wiser, but not bolder –
   Yet, I don’t find that strange. 

Perhaps the two are never matching –
   Is it e’er wise to chance?
A fall from heights and you’ll need patching;
   Ask Humpty Dumpty’s aunts. 

I rise some mornings with an aching,
   As though the bed gave blows;
And fingers take so long in waking –
   Old Arthur, I suppose. 

And fewer things on me are working;
   And some that do, not well.
Now what’s that sudden pain, or jerking?
   Is there a voodoo spell? 

And oft these days, I look, am finding
   A spot not there at birth.
Dalmatian, me?  I am not minding
   While I have spot on earth.

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2013.

 

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Typical scene at a local emergency room

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Haiku Chronicle of March 5, 2012

Home alone,
Parents: nursing home,
Hospital.

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Up early
For an hour trip –
Retrieve Mom.

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For her back:
This, that, then best word –
Dismissal.

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Lunch, trip home;
Wait on prescription –
Hi to Dad.

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At supper
To the nursing home,
Mom left home.

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Arrival,
Ambulance in front –
Nothing new.

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Once inside
Checked the normal spots –
Cannot find.

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Attendant:
Looking for your dad?
He just fell.

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Just two blocks
To the hospital,
No siren.

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X-ray, scan,
Show no broken hip –
Arthritis.

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Go back now?
No, still one problem –
Blood pressure.

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Slightly up;
Common pain result.
Hour: down.

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Four phone calls
To assure my mom
Home alone.

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Late – back to
Nursing home for Dad
House for me.

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Day: clouds, wind.
Normal early spring –
One strange day.

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* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.
See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed:

https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2012.

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