Wow! how wonderfully you express the depths of despair we go through, yet the hope we all cling onto. I love the idea of giving the poem to your doc, lol!! Can you imagine their face if you gave them a “fully-comprehensive” poem of the condition, it would be called a book!
I sooo get the boots one. I’ll let you into a little secret, I bought a pair of beautiful white leather high heeled shoes, way back in 2005 (3 years after my accident – there was no chance I could stand up in them, let alone walk in them!) I told my girls they were my wedding shoes. They looked at me as if I was crazy and said “but mum you haven’t even got a boyfriend!”. “I know” I said “but one day I’ll get better and I will wear these at my wedding”.
I enjoyed reading every one of these eloquent, heart-felt poems, indeed I read them out aloud, stunning work.