Heather has a Bachelor's Degree in English from Moravian College and has been freelance writing for more than 12 years.
Declared in my junior high yearbook once
To be "Most Unique" by my classmates
At the time thought it was an honor and embarrassing
Singled out for being different felt a little unfair
As I got older, realized that it was a nice badge to have
Sometimes proud of my ability to be unique
As someone who rises above the routines of life
A Katharine Hepburn type who defied convention
Made her own path out of the yellow brick road
Fearless in every endeavor no matter what happened
Loved the need to create and expressing themselves
Performing with an ease of a female Fred Astaire
Agile and kind as they move around their internal stage
Power outage caused the lights on Broadway to dim for now
Ready to dance and no one to share the joy with
Dancing shoes on lockdown and harsh reality light hit instead
Suddenly, hit a roadblock and craved a large dose of normalcy
Recently thrown by some medical boulders rolling downhill
Multiplying and getting bigger and bigger with each snowfall
Wondered when the madness would end
Desperately needed a moment of peace from all this
Before another doctor or nurse arrived suggesting another test
Or the next procedure to be poked and prodded by
Transformed into a guinea pig instead of a human being
Stressed out beyond reason that this will never end
Glad that these issues are being addressed
Wished there was a little bit of calm before all these storms
Would have grabbed an umbrella if that was the case
Singing in the rain as a way to defy logic and medical science
Don't think that's possible for the moment
Nerves frayed for different reasons known only to me
Lectured for focusing inward and not realizing it could be worse
Sure, that's true and well aware of that
Just fed up with everything being piled on my shoulders at once
Need a break from problems and stressors
A moment of peace before another storm hit
Glad that Spring is approaching
A change in season could be the ticket
Fingers crossed that this helps calm the choppy waters.
BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on February 25, 2021:
I can feel your dilemma.
I know what it's like to go from being the one who can handle anything to facing challenges of one's own health issues.
I was a majorette in high school. I got mostly straight A's.
But life throws us curveballs. Just when you think you have it figured out something else happens.
I finally do my own research. Doctors don't appreciate it, saying I know too much for my own good.
But that's my advice. It is your life. Learn everything you can. Decide for yourself.
And Yes...Spring is just around the corner. In more ways than one.
Enjoy each moment.
Sankhajit Bhattacharjee from MILWAUKEE on February 25, 2021:
interesting piece to read...