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ACCEPTANCE OR ADJUSTMENT?

Posted by Bill
ACCEPTANCE OR ADJUSTMENT ?
 

When trauma happens and you’re struck

in mind and body and you’re stuck

with feelings that you can’t control 

and umbrage about your new role. 

Acceptance is not on the cards 

because the concept is too hard,

and you question, what’s the point?

when your life’s been thrown out of joint.

This trauma’s not to your liking

so, why should you accept this thing,

which is abhorrent to the core

and you don’t want it anymore.

Perhaps you’re right to not accept 

‘acceptance’ as the right concept

to help you move along in life 

and get control of all your strife. 

Perhaps a better concept is

‘adjustment’ when you’ve come amiss

and there’s not much that you can do

except to make sure you pull through.

Maybe a useful strategy

might be to use your energy

to make adjustments here and there

and show yourself that you still care.    

Minor changes might mean a lot

when there is not much that you’ve got

in the way of expectation

or positive anticipation. 

Adjustment means that you may bend, 

becoming patient as you mend,

and day by day it is a must

that you can trust you will adjust. 

   

  

                 Be Withers 2022

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Comments:
Apr 06, 2022 6:52 AM
Justbreathe : Touches home.
Apr 06, 2022 8:09 AM
ron in mich : Hi Bill true that i,ve made adjustments to my eating schedule, sleeping routine all because of my ostomy, but i also had accept it as i was the only one that could deal with it no ostomy nurse to consult at the time or ostomy group to join.
Apr 06, 2022 6:02 PM
bowsprit : Well said Bill. I lie somewhere halfway between those two concepts.
Apr 07, 2022 1:52 AM
Bill : Thanks everyone for your comments and your likes. They are very much appreciated and are certainly motivation to post some more rhymes. Best wishes Bill
Apr 13, 2022 12:05 AM
Fred383 : Your rhymes are a talent and refined skill. Much appreciated.