Posts tagged ‘health’

March 7, 2022

The new me

by Jem Croucher
New week and new me
at least that's the intention
as I don't want to dwell or
perhaps even make mention
of what this past fortnight
has been my malaise
which sadly protracted
itself there for days

As I'm mostly I think
a quite chirpy fellow
not given to stupor or 
times when quite mellow
inactivity rules and
the mind gather dust
and an ache of the limbs
like a mildew or rust...

March 6, 2022

Came up for air

by Jem Croucher
I came up for air, been down there a while
it was getting quite hard to breathe
but at the edge of my sight
I saw a feint light
and knew I would there find relief

January 18, 2022

A kindness

by Jem Croucher
It's not being selfish as sometimes you need
a kindness extended to self
a pampering here
for a top up of cheer
all to keep you in perfect health

And it's not just your body but your mind of course too
that needs looking after each day
mental health care
to keep you aware
and help you along on your way

May 9, 2021

Second Jab

by Jem Croucher
I've had my second vaccine
in fact it was a week ago
but I thought I'd wait a little while
before telling you, you know
I wanted to make sure
that everything was 'hunky dory'
and it absolutely is
hence the telling of this story

February 20, 2021


by Jem Croucher

Got the text on Monday morning
best news I have had
as today in just a little while
I’ll have had the job
And yes, we’ll still be careful
but if you need a thing
to put a smile upon your face
and give you cause to sing
Then this is up there at the top
of all the things to give
Something truly wonderful
allowing all to live

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October 31, 2018


by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

My Birthday Wish Is Simple
It’s The Same One Every Year

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October 29, 2017


by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

I hear the ticking

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September 28, 2017


by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Do you value time

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May 30, 2017

Wellness in Living – form poetry

by Colly


personal photo 


But what am I but the feelings that linger inside;

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October 15, 2016

Local Lake

by Miriam Hurdle

Daily walk around the lake,

Mindset changed instantly.

Worry free ducks floating,

Soft birds’ chirping;

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May 26, 2016

Ten thousand

by Jem Croucher


Walked ten thousand steps today
recorded on my wrist
Still need to get my head round that
but I think I’ve got the gist
An early birthday present
tracking fitness on my phone
Syncing all by Bluetooth
where my progress is then shown

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March 13, 2016

Salt cave

by Jem Croucher


Sitting in a salt cave
Breathing deep the air
Relaxing for an hour
In the quietness there
Feeling natural remedy
Take away the wheeze
My laboured breath reducing
Gently here with ease

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December 26, 2015


by William

He looked up at me

“Hi Dad” I said

His eyes were inspecting me

Up and down, side to side

“You are not my son” he said

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December 21, 2015

Carpe Diem

by Jem Croucher


There’s nothing much better
than when under the weather
you start to feel well again
and come back together

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February 11, 2015

Bonsai Back

by Jem Croucher


My bonsai has bounced back
He’s looking pretty good
He has lots and lots of greenery
And looks just as he should

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January 9, 2015

Toast – haiku

by Jem Croucher


Heaven – likened to
Hot buttered toast following
Fasting day diets

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December 4, 2014

Better days

by Jem Croucher


My bonsai has seen better days
He looks a bit like how I feel
Ailing somewhat at the mo
But hoping soon to heal

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September 2, 2012

What Lies Underneath

by Karen

Look at her

With her designer sunglasses

Covering half her face


Look at her

With her two hundred pound

A piece

Hair extensions

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August 28, 2012

Poem: Age

by Harry

The bones are creaking.

Joints in pain.

Starting to swell.

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