Sunday, 29 July 2012
An old man, with nothing left to give to the world, is now the author of this 'anonymous' poem winging across the Internet.
Cranky Old Man
What do you see nurses? . . .. . .What do you see?
What are you thinking .. . when you're looking at me?
A cranky old man, . . . . . .not very wise,
Uncertain of habit .. . . . . . . .. with faraway eyes?
Who dribbles his food .. . ... . . and makes no reply.
When you say in a loud voice . .'I do wish you'd try!'
Who seems not to notice . . .the things that you do.
And forever is losing . . . . . .. . . A sock or shoe?
Who, resisting or not . . . ... lets you do as you will,
With bathing and feeding . . . .The long day to fill?
Is that what you're thinking?. .Is that what you see?
Then open your eyes, nurse .you're not looking at me.
I'll tell you who I am . . . . .. As I sit here so still,
As I do at your bidding, .. . . . as I eat at your will.
I'm a small child of Ten . .with a father and mother,
Brothers and sisters .. . . .. . who love one another
A young boy of Sixteen . . . .. with wings on his feet
Dreaming that soon now . . .. . . a lover he'll meet.
A groom soon at Twenty . . . ..my heart gives a leap.
Remembering, the vows .. .. .that I promised to keep.
At Twenty-Five, now . . . . .I have young of my own.
Who need me to guide . . . And a secure happy home.
A man of Thirty . .. . . . . My young now grown fast,
Bound to each other . . .. With ties that should last.
At Forty, my young sons .. .have grown and are gone,
But my woman is beside me . . to see I don't mourn.
At Fifty, once more, .. ...Babies play 'round my knee,
Again, we know children . . . . My loved one and me.
Dark days are upon me . . . . My wife is now dead.
I look at the future ... . . . . I shudder with dread.
For my young are all rearing .. . . young of their own.
And I think of the years . . . And the love that I've known.
I'm now an old man . . . . . . .. and nature is cruel.
It's jest to make old age . . . . . . . look like a fool.
The body, it crumbles .. .. . grace and vigour, depart.
There is now a stone . . . where I once had a heart.
But inside this old carcass . A young man still dwells,
And now and again . . . . . my battered heart swells
I remember the joys . . . . .. . I remember the pain.
And I'm loving and living . . . . . . . life over again.
I think of the years, all too few . . .. gone too fast.
And accept the stark fact . . . that nothing can last.
So open your eyes, people .. . . . .. . . open and see.
Not a cranky old man .
Look closer . . . . see .. .. . .. .... . ME!!
Saturday, 28 July 2012
Firstly, we stayed up to watch the opening of the 2012 Olympics, which was fantastic, you can see more at the BBC News well worth a visit for the 6 minute video, I think the lighting of the torch by 7 up and coming athletes, and the torch itself was the best. But with James Bond and Mr Bean, our music, it was all very British.
We are a proud nation this morning.
here and leave a comment, it will be great for him to travel all over.
I hope you have fun this weekend, it's full of laughter, family and sun shine.
Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Work is good, I think I was missed whilst I was away, the office was very busy. every one is happy with the sun shine, we have lawns at the side and back of our building, so we can sit outside at lunch break.
Kev and I are walking much more, which will help move the couple of extra pounds we gained whilst in Cornwall.
I have been looking at all 200+ photo's from the Eden Project, I hope to be able to choose a few for my next blog.
Enjoy the sun shine, we have waited long enough for it.
Sunday, 22 July 2012
Clotted cream teas
Cornish ice creams
Local wildlife, who come with warnings
Fowey, with a Craft display in the harbour
Tuesday, 17 July 2012
Sunday in town watching the torch, we had a man arrested for just wearing a mankini! each evening our local news follows the progress of the torch, great fun in the whole area. Yesterday Fliss and Sammy here for the day, it was great to catch up with Fliss, Sammy played with all the toys and gave us loads of chatter time.
Today I'm off for check ups in the hospital, I have to shop, need just one colour for Sweet Flowers, and Tomorrow we head for Cornwall..................
Sunday, 15 July 2012
The torch came to Fareham this afternoon.
We all popped into town to see the flame
Su and I with our flags
Town was very busy, the most people we have ever seen.
Look close and you can just see the torch and flame
Saturday, 14 July 2012
Now I have my new camera I am playing more with my photo's
This is an early play, me in 1973, look at the cars, the silver Ford Cortina was ours. the photo of my daughters was taken at my 50th birthday 70's disco night a full fancy dress party.
But for now it's in my to do pile.
We are on holiday this week, and it's going to be a busy one, today is Josh's birthday party, we will spend the afternoon with them at Mobys, they have themed rooms, but as yet we don't know what to expect.
Tuesday I am at the hospital for final check ups.
Wednesday we head for Cornwall,
Thursday we are visiting The Eden Project I have wanted to go for ages, it's all under cover which is helpful with our weather.
Friday we are in Taunton with our grandson Logan,
Saturday in the village with my Brother, back home on Sunday
Tuesday, 10 July 2012
Tree of life, its a start, I do love these colours, this is the ground at the bottom of the tree, because I am using a linen with a higher DPI, I'm not sure what size this will finish as, so I started at the bottom in an effort to not waste too much linen.
It's still raining here, so I plan to stitch tonight, oh for sun shine two days in a row, this is our 4th day of rain, and I mean rain all day, not as bad as else where in the country, but loads of rain.
Hope your week is going well, I'm off to stitch.
Sunday, 8 July 2012
Here in the centre was the biggest changes,
I left out the large panel, and stitched the designs so they crashed into each other, reusing a couple of panels to fill in gaps. All was worked using DMC silks I stitched on Zweigart, Lugana, 25 ct, the fabric has perfect squares,
Arty shot, every one has one.
I'm off to get every thing done, we are watching the Murray final, I hope it will be as good as the ladies yesterday.