See Clearly Again!

Filed under: Poetry | Tags: | March 10th, 2013
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Well, it has been an interesting 3 months.  I went in for Glaucoma surgery because my pressure was too high and in less than a month I had 3 surgeries and almost lost the sight in my eye. Talk about gaining a perspective on what’s really important in life. I feel truly blessed and in the middle of my worse pain (headache, dizziness, and nausea) right after the 2nd surgery, a poem came to me, and with the help of a dear friend, it was put to paper the day after my 3rd surgery.  I have included the poem See Clearly Again and feel so blessed that I have vision in my eye and it is getting clearer and clearer everyday.  I’m still hoping my energy level returns soon too!  My most difficult day was on January 4th, which is interesting because I later realized that it was the 23rd Anniversary of my Mother’s death.  She was an extraordinary person who always seemed to make everyone around her happier and better people.  To me she was really an Earth Angel because of the way she touched the hearts of others in a caring and loving manner.  The world is a better place because she lived, loved, and laughed.  Then on January 5th my second granddaughter was born.  What a joy she is in our lives.  Her mother, father, older sister, grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins absolutely adore her.  So in the worst of times a beautiful baby girl was born and after my 3rd surgery on January 7th my vision has gotten progressively better. I am very thankful and filled with gratitude today and have a greater appreciation for the many gifts given to me in life.  I send hopes for a happy and healthy 2013 for everyone.  Mine is getting better and better everyday.

See Clearly Again

Went in
Saw clearly
Pressure too high
Had to fix soon
Not lose sight in my eye

First surgery went well
Soon go back to work
Suddenly pressure began to rise
Thought second surgery was wise

Intense pain and headaches
Nausea and dizziness
World became blurry
Sickest feeling I can recall

Pressure had skyrocketed
Out of control
Help me please make this go away

Settled down with more meds
Couldn’t keep them all straight
Third surgery scheduled
Can hardly wait

Get the culprit out
Stop the headaches and pain
Hopefully soon
See clearly again

January 8, 2013
© 2013 Carol Calkins, PhD
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