Cerebrovascular Accident

09 Apr

Secretive, sneaky, unexpected and silent

Taking  things to which you never gave a thought
things you never thought you’d lose …

Reach, hug, walk
read, write, talk

Only blurry memories now
your mute self

Kept captive, confused within your betrayal of a body
awaiting prognosis of the next

Electrocardiogram, CT, MRI
lab report, doctor, therapist

© 2013 by Violet Nesdoly


Thanks to the encouragement of Catherine and Joy in my Poetry Friday comments, I’ve decided to post some of my Poem-A-Day efforts. This is my April 6th one.

Though I often use prompts to write these daily poems, I like it best when poems arise out of my day to day living. I got the idea for this acrostic poem while thinking about my husband’s uncle and aunt, who have had cerebrovascular accidents (strokes) in the last while.


Posted by on April 9, 2013 in Acrostic, People, Personal


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3 responses to “Cerebrovascular Accident

  1. Catherine Johnson

    April 9, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Oh it’s very powerful, Violet. I love the line only blurry memories now, your mute self.


  2. Violet Nesdoly

    April 9, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Thanks Catherine! You are a great encourager.


  3. Linda Baie

    April 10, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Sad, Violet, but brisk & true. My favorite too is blurry memories, your mute self.



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