Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

! ! A Stroke Of Insight - Poem by Michael Shepherd

The therapist, accompanying her
on that first safari to the Laundromat,
as she gazed at coins that were meaningless,
said 'what’s one and one? '

'What’s a one? ' she replied;
and somewhere, at the back
of life’s circling cycle, wisdom met
with innocence, and cried and laughed...

Early in her recovery,
her brain’s left hemisphere yet to heal,
she could not speak her messages
and yet – both hemispheres collaborating - still
could sing them..
as perhaps, the angels know.


Comments about ! ! A Stroke Of Insight by Michael Shepherd

  • Fay Slimm (9/9/2008 9:32:00 AM)

    This accurately describes many a tough crawl out of Stroke-land. A poignant reminder of the struggle. Thank you Michael, we all need to ponder this one. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 9, 2008


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