Saturday, April 28, 2012

How I Roll

The problem is
I want my shoulder back
the one I used to

roll back and forth
lift up and down
shimmy Charo style

without a kink or spasm
that stops me in my tracks
like an Indian sunburn

and I want it back yesterday
not a year or two from now
because that’s just how I roll.

©laurie kolp

Shared at IGWRT Open Link Monday

Day 28
Prompt inspiration: PA- Problem

*Indian sunburn

24 comments:

Mary said...

I do hope it is better soon, Laurie.

Laurie Kolp said...

Thanks. I had a little setback yesterday. I guess now that I'm only going to PT once a week I'm being too hard on myself, pushing the pain limit with my own exercise regime. Today's a little better... it just takes time.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Laurie, I got a chuckle out of your poem, though the pain sounds anything but humorous. I LOVE "that's just how I roll". Hee hee. Be careful with the "pushing" - I am that way too, but it works against us.

Brian Miller said...

ugh...sorry about the set back...and i know you want it to be over...it will get there...healing thoughts your way...

SaraV said...

Laurie hope that you are rocking and rolling soon. Loved the Charo reference:-)

Mama Zen said...

Ouch! I know what you mean.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Oh, yes, for the nonchalance of youth, the flippant shoulder shrug.. I miss mine too.

Richard King Perkins II said...

This is a clever poem.

Marian said...

wanna see you shimmying soon!

turtlememoir said...

beautifully said, Laurie - really, you can make a wonderful poem out of anything! - and I can sympathize with you on the loss of shoulder movement

Fred Rutherford said...

I hear ya laurie. Injuries that take time are the worst, been dealing with back/neck issues for a few years, and you do find yourself saying things like If i only had this one thing back…You poeticized this very well, even using the popular expression thesedays in the title. Thanks

Helen said...

... just be careful how you 'roll' when you get that shoulder back!!

Anonymous said...

"that's just how I roll" ... LOL

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Margaret said...

I sprained my ankle a while back and it took so so long to heal. Our health we often take for granted. I LOVED "shimmy Charo style" and "like an Indian sunburn"!

Laura said...

It is hard to be embodied some days...a lot of days. I hope you will heal soon and get that shimmy back.

W.k.kortas said...

Wry and charming little piece. That shoulder, however, is not coming back; take it from one who knows.

Heaven said...

I know what you mean Laurie...my back hurts until now and that fall was like 3 years ago ~

Take care ~

Susie Clevenger said...

Hope you will get better soon...I remember working through my injuries after my car accident..one step forward and three steps back for a while, but success in the end!

Lydia said...

I hear ya! Matter of fact, my chiropractor is working wonders and I'm just about back to normal.

Kay L. Davies said...

"Charo style" — oh yes, she could dance!
I know what you mean. I want my body back, the one that used to go dancing.
I enjoyed this, Laurie. Good work.
K

Herotomost said...

Rollin' with the homies....you will get there soon. Seems to take forever for shoulders to get better. I love the position of strength in the poem, makes you huuuugggeeee baby!!!!!!! Now get better.

PattiKen said...

Shimmy Charo style... I love it. If you figure out a way to get that shoulder back, be sure to let me know. Maybe it would work on my hip, the one I used to swivel... ;-)

Isadora Gruye said...

best wishes as you endeavor onward with your shoulder. Have you considered having a bionic one installed? Viva la

razzamadazzle said...

I hope you get it back and soon! My dad just had surgery on his shoulder yesterday.