Monday, January 9, 2017

Meandering On Monday with Janet Lane Walters #MFRWauthor #poem #hospitals #writing

Meander 1 Poem - Pele

She lives within the heated depths,
The goddess of the burning flows
And now and then she comes to life
And walks the haunted shores.
Her hair is flame and with each toss
It crackles energy.
Her body moves with flowing grace
Down to the haunted shores,
There are times when she appears.
She may be old or young.
She asks for food and flowers
Along the haunted shores.
They are given freely,
Then she returns to her bubbling nest
For Pele loves a generous gift
From those on the haunted shore.
But when the gifts are withheld
Her hair becomes a fire
And she returns to her deep set home
To curse the haunted shore.
Her anger quakes and shakes the earth
Her fire hair melts the rock
And she sends forth her angry tears
Upon the haunted shore.

Meander 2 - Hospitals. I've discovered something while not unique, it certainly is odd. Years have passed since I worked as a nurse in a hospital but somethings remain the same. My recent experience to gain this knowledge came at a hospital where I once worked. My husband came into the emergency room at around ten thirty AM. Tests were done. Doctors saw him. He was to be admitted. At around three a bed was found for him. And he waited and waited. He finally reached that room around 9PM. Why do I say nothing has changed. When I worked as a nurse, there always were the same excuses given to delay the patient's arrival. The bed had to be cleaned. The nurses were receiving patients from the OR. It was change of shift. The excuses I once used remained the same.

Meander 3 - Writing is going though slow. Can't do as much as I would like to do but The Cancer Capricorn Connection is going well. Am on the last draft where segments must be re-written. There should be only one more draft after this one. Past Betrayals is also moving along and doing well.

No comments: