David Harris

Gold Star - 4,611 Points (18 June 1945 / Bradfield, England)

To All My Poemhunter Friends - Poem by David Harris

As you know, I have not been well of late after being rushed into hospital last Thursday 4 October 2007 as the result of a Transient Ischaemaic Attack (TIA) , which stimulates the symptoms of a stroke. I had five in on Thursday. My left hand side went numb each time. They lasted only five minutes at a time. It was due to lack oxygen to the brain. However, I had to have an x-ray done on my brain. The results came back yesterday and they indicated that during the TIA attacks I actually did suffer a mild stroke. Although I have not suffered any real damage to the brain, I am at times left very tired. This is one reason why I have not been reading much of late. Having said that I am missing all my friends at PH very much.

I want to thank everyone for their marvellous support and prayers. It is only when times like this occur that you find what wonderful friends you have. You may never see their faces, but the thought of them being there for you is very comforting indeed. It is something in the forty odd years of writing I had never experienced before. I am going to come back from today and read maybe one or two poems a day and comment on them. When I get tired, I will obviously come away. I am going to try to get around to everyone I know up here and at least read one of their poems. It is impossible to do that all in one day, so you will have to bear with me.

The good news is that I am on the mend. I am still writing and have several poems to post. I will start to do that tomorrow one or two a day. For now, I just want to thank everyone. Your friendship has touched me so much. I am in debt to you all for your extreme kindness.


Comments about To All My Poemhunter Friends by David Harris

  • (10/24/2008 3:48:00 PM)

    I've just read this, Dave, and like your other friends I am wishing you a speedy and full recovery. Just take things easy, mate. P and I are thinking of you.

    George
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  • (5/5/2008 5:57:00 AM)

    Hello, I hope you also consider me a friend though we can never meet! Meggie is a close friend in PH just like many other poets. She loves and praise your poems just like many of us in PH. Your poems are classical depicting the many faces of life, its one brings encouragement, hope, love, etc. Many lessons are learned from your writes. At your age now, you still grows old gracefully giving us and the readers in PH much pleasures, . Your wit and passion in writing will be my guide in improving my style. Please take good care of yourself as we all care for you too. God bless David. (Report)Reply

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  • (12/21/2007 4:06:00 PM)

    Wish you a quick recovery and hope you are regaining your strenght and abilities more each day. Hopefully, there will be things you can do in the future to prevent another attack. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/23/2007 3:15:00 PM)

    David, I just thought I would pop in and see how U are doing.You are still in my prayers and just know many think alot of U...
    God bless and strengthen you my friend
    Love and prayers
    Shelley
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  • (10/23/2007 3:11:00 PM)

    David, I just thought I would pop in and see how U are doing.You are still in my prayers and just know many think alot of U...
    God bless and strengthen you my friend
    Love and prayers
    Shelley
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  • (10/22/2007 11:44:00 AM)

    Dear David
    YOU ARE NOT ALONE
    Love from us all here at poemhunter
    Love duncan XXXXXXX
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  • (10/21/2007 2:50:00 PM)

    David,
    I am just meeting you through your poems. All I can offer you is that my wife experienced TIAs several years ago. It is emotionally disconcerting because the doctors can't tell you when or if you'll experience another one. That doesn't help your stress level that I'm sure your doctors have told you you are supposed to lower. My good news is she hasn't experienced any in the past three years and was back up to her normal speed in a couple of months. I wish you the best in recovery and look forward to you regaining your strength to review some of my work.
    Tom J. Mariani
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  • (10/18/2007 11:27:00 AM)

    David,
    I had read your comment on one of my poems, and sent you a 'Thanks! ' Then I perused your poems, and found this... I am saddened to hear that you haven't been well. Please do rest...and think good thoughts.: -) We are all hoping for a speedy recovery for you...our thoughts are with you.
    Huge hugs going your way! !
    Dee
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  • Melvina Germain (10/18/2007 2:18:00 AM)

    It's so nice to hear from you in this positive light David, you are on the mend and I thank God for that. I look forward to reading more and more of your poems because that's what you do and you do it well. I wrote you a detailed message so no need to repeat it here. Just know that you are thought of and continually prayed for.--Love Melvina-- (Report)Reply

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  • (10/16/2007 11:56:00 AM)

    My Dearest David,
    I knew that you wrote me about it, and i hope that you are getting o.k and have enough rest, and take your time to start working or stressing your self, you need to have more rest you need that to recover after hospital. and i wish you all the best and for your family as will. may the lord be with you always, God bless you,
    With all my prayer and love and care,
    Mary :)
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  • (10/12/2007 8:29:00 PM)

    David, No, I didn't know, and was shocked to read this. This sort of thing can happen to any one of us but when it happens to a member of the family or a dear friend (as you are) it's doubly worrying. Take it very easy, David, get lots of rest and don't worry about getting back to us. Just think of yourself for once. You will be in my thoughts.......

    Love to you, David, and to Vera who I know is your rock.. Fran xxx
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  • Dr.subhendu Kar (10/12/2007 10:59:00 AM)

    Oh sorry dear David! i yet i feel too much for u, but that is sometimes age related, hence body requies discipline and regulated life with rest proper medical suppot and right kind of diet yet, rest is absolutely necessary, no provocation to mind at all keeping almost free of any kind of tensions at any cost, as life is a gift God.no worries ever at all as the life is gleams of love. wish u all the best of regards and care, thanks for sharing (Report)Reply

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  • (10/11/2007 1:07:00 AM)

    Oh my God, David! ! I'm so sorry! I hope you feel better very soon, I pray for you. I'm sorry I haven't been here to check in on you, having no idea that this is what you've had to endure... very scary stuff, but with the right medication, medical care and your family and friends, you will be on the mend! Big hugs to you, I know you'll pull through this like a champ!
    Lee
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  • (10/10/2007 11:33:00 PM)

    Dearest David, What a scare you must have had! I know my Mum suffered similar attacks for years and they really frightened the sh...t out of her. I'm so glad you've recovering so well and I'm sure your positive attitude (to yourself and life in general) will be an important ingredient in your complete return to 'normal'. Thanks so much for letting us all know. I'm sure we all appreciate the effort needed to post this. You are an important contributor to Poemhunter and we all really appreciate your wise words and your compassionate and unpretentious love of life. Kisses and hugs, Allie xxxx (Report)Reply

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  • (10/9/2007 7:50:00 AM)

    Take good care of yourself, my dearest David, because i care for you very much. Now, take that much needed rest..and dont worry about rating..no matter what..you rate high here in my heart because i love you and you are like a brother to me. My only regret is that i cant hug you that tight and whisper to you. that all is well, dont give up because the Lord will take care of you and because i asked Him to..
    hugs,
    Meggie
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  • (10/9/2007 6:56:00 AM)

    Sweetheart. Thank you for taking the time and the energy and indeed the courage to write that. It is one huge relief to see you back here - modest fella that you are, you probably have no conception of how much you mean to people and how much you are admired. I believe 'charismatic and gentlemanly and bloody good fun' were the words I used to people before when they asked what you were like! You build up your strength and sod reading any poetry simply for the purposes of seeming to return favours, that's not what it is all about. To see you posting however would be wonderful. Now take that fag out of your mouth, go lie down and give my love to Vera saving a lot for yourself. Love t xxx (Report)Reply

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  • Ernestine Northover (10/9/2007 5:45:00 AM)

    Hey there! . I have only just heard your news and am extremely sad to think that you have been unwell and 'brainwashed' Ha! Now you take things easy, it is very easy to speed along getting momentum, but as one gets older one has to pace oneself. Don't worry about your poems coming on at a slower rate, mine do now, and one is more likely to get one read anyway, with all these other poets hugging the poem list. Ha! I shall keep an eye open for your writes, and comment accordingly, with kind words to sooth the brain! All my love to you and Vera. And a hug for you both too.
    Love and hugs Ernestine XXX
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  • (10/9/2007 5:18:00 AM)

    Dear David, I am so sorry that I didn't know about your incident last week.. I do hope you are going to feel much better each day. Sending over hugs and prayers. Don't worry about reading (unless it cheers you) and don't worry about commenting. Just take each day as it comes and get yourself well. Love Helen aka Humber Girl..: -) xx (Report)Reply

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  • (10/9/2007 3:09:00 AM)

    Dear David, since meeting you and your lovely wife in June at Stratford, I have come to find a place in my heart for you both. May you recover quickly and both enjoy the sincere delight of your love for each other for many years to come. You sound like you need deep breathing exercise like yoga or Tai Chi. Read my, The Fine Art poem. It is about the breath of life itself. Take your time, recovery depends on it. Smiling at you, hug from Tai (Report)Reply

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  • (10/9/2007 2:34:00 AM)

    David... You just get yourself well my friend, we all missed you... Take care my friend... Andy: -) (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 14, 2011


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