Wednesday, October 6, 2010

An Ode to The Gimpy Gardener

I thought I'd write a poem
to bring you up to date
Seems for my arm to heal
I will just have to wait

Just rest and relaxation
is what this will demand
No diggin' in the dirt for now
is more than I can stand

They say that my computing
is causing me some harm
Before I give that up just yet,
I'll type with my left arm!

I thought two months of therapy
would make my arm just fine
But now the doc says longer,
as much as six to nine!

So my garden is in limbo
with projects left undone
No working on the pathway
that I had just begun

Yet all is not lost
as faithful perennials still bloom
They bring cheer to my heart
and dispell all the gloom

As for this autumn season
I'll have to sit this out
and try to keep my chin up
instead of sulk and pout

I've many other blessings
that I am grateful for
I'll thank the Lord and wait to see
just what He has in store

In case you're just tuning in to my arm saga, you can get the scoop on my previous Gimpy Gardener post.

"I waited patiently for the Lord;
He turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
He set my feet on a rock
and gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear
and put their trust in the Lord.
Blessed is the man
who makes the Lord his trust."
Psalm 40:1-4

Until next time, take care of yourself while working in your garden so you, too, do not end up lamenting a gimpy limb.

Toni :-)


  1. Oh I do feel your pain. I pulled my hamstring and haven't been able to do yoga since May...they say it can take up to a year to heal completely, ugh...

    Thank goodness we live in Texas and have an extended gardening season to enjoy :-)

  2. Cat:
    Muscles and tendons and nerves, oh my! Our bodies are fearfully and wonderfully made, but sometimes they just plain hurt! Yeeouch, I'll bet it hurts to bend over to plant and weed with that hamstring pulled! Hope it heals faster than expected!

  3. Great poms. I wish I had your way with words. I have to stick with drawing. I have been following your experience, and it is nice you put it into prose and seek out the positive.

  4. Obviously I'm reading from the beginning to the newest post Toni. I hope you are healing well. I love your poetry, it reminds me of my own. I have a lable for my poems on my blog. Maybe they will bring a smile to your face...and a couple a tear to your eye.
    now off to my journey through your blog.