Just Around the Bend

What a strange place to be, so estranged from reality,
Medicated beyond lucidity into the realm of absurdity,
Where what exists is rearranged in an ailing exchange
Of truth for fantasy in the horrid travesty of the vanity
Of doctors trying to cure what had been plainly pure;
But, then, it was the trick of your feigning to be sick,
And now comes the kick of being forever the addict;
What about now, though? Does clear truth still glow
Below the surface of your nerve-wracked existence
In persistent insistence that this is not genuine living
But only false pretense in defense of silly escapism?
What a strange place to be, truly, in deranged reality
That is not reality at all but a fall into a bad nightmare,
But you don’t know that yet, do you? Still, it is so true!
Pills may blind you to bills and gain relief from pain,
But life still goes on to the end . . . just around the bend,
Just around the bend!


The ‘Be Thankful’ Challenge

I cannot think of a better challenge than the ‘Be Thankful Challenge,’ which I received from My Silly World, a wonderfully interesting and inspirational blog. Please, by all means visit this site!

The Rules
– Share this image in your blog post.
– Write about 5 people in your life you are thankful for.
– Write about 5 things in 2015 that you are thankful for.
– Spread the love and challenge 5 other blogs to take part.


Five People For Whom I Am Thankful:

  1. My children, who are, beyond any doubt, the two greatest blessings in my life!
  2. My older sister, Angela, who wears her name ~ Angel ~ very well; she is one!
  3. My friends, who provide so much comfort, care and encouragement … along with great conversation, lots of laughs and fun…
  4. My dear feline companion, without whom so many nights would be lonely…
  5. And the Spirit of Life, who permeates my life and the world around with light, love, peace, happiness and truth.

Five Gratitudes From Year 2015:

  1. Having the awesome privilege of providing end-of-life caregiving for a truly wonderful lady, who reminded me so much of my grandma
  2. Growth and maturation, which has been somewhat painful but far more beneficial than any of the discomfort
  3. The good health and well-being of my children!
  4. My own health and welfare; life could be much worse, I know, and mine is not…
  5. Being challenged to give thanks … to publically express genuine gratitude; we need more of this!

Here is where I will deviate and challenge all of my blog-buddies to take the Thank-Challenge!  For what are you thankful? Let us know … let the world know!