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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: September 20, 2020      Views: 42

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I was a full time science and mathematics teacher for 40 years, was happily married for almost 51 years and am blessed with three children and six grandchildren . Our children live on three different continents and I am so grateful to have the faci - more...

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A new challenging life
"Amputation" by persevere
Loss of a leg
and needing a peg
No longer independent
now very dependent

Prosthetic attachment
Quite a learning event
From wheelchair to walking
Concentrating, no talking

An unwelcome intrusion
A phantom visitation
Had to train my mind
To dispense with its kind

Beyond just coping
I am now enjoying
New challenges daily
Monthly and yearly

Poetry about coping contest entry

Author Notes
My three main challenges have been having to become independent, to adapt to a prosthesis and to deal with phantom pains. I have learnt to call the latter phantom sensations which my brain now dismisses.
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