Handling Health

Written for:  Poets and Storytellers United
Weekly Scribblings #85:  "Take Care of Your Body"
(posted by Magaly)

"I invite you to write poetry or prose inspired by the following Jim Rohn’s quote: “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” Feel free to use the phrase literally or figuratively."

With macular degeneration
present in family,
it's eye vitamins
for me.  Since my having
any bones at all is merely
rumor, I stay calcified.
Knew I could never escape
stomach woes.  Stomach is
first to speak up when stress
or grief shows, as it is in
my sister, and was with
my Dad.  Probiotics are part
of my vitamin medley, 
and . . . just in case . . . 
I always carry Imodium.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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14 Responses to Handling Health

  1. Helen Dehner says:

    Sounds like you know your body … and you take care of it! Stress is the big bad wolf for sure.
    Be well.

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  2. Jim says:

    Nice rundown, Sara. Macular degeneration runs in our family also, for the males. I had expected to be blind by now but so far okay. My bones are brittle but I have been rescued from osteopenia, Prolia shots were a big help. And my circulation has been given five life saving assists.
    Hang in there, don’t wait too long to retire.

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  3. I guess we’re lucky to live in times where there is so much helpful medication available.

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  4. Sunshine Kid says:

    Away with pesky rumors, we all know your body is actually held up by your pluck and resilience.

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  5. I can relate and then some. I love that you are ready for whatever might come. Prevention is a wondrous weapon.

    P.S. I hope the flash floods didn’t affect you much.

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  6. It is good to be well-prepared, Sara, and happiness when it is something that works!


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