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Saturday, March 05, 2011

Broken Ribs

Thugs ‘n muggers broke a few

Steel-toed boots handy adjuncts to the enterprise.

Cracked me a few careening into an immovable object (at 40 mph)

Gotta say, it hurt to breathe

Laughter cost plenty

God bless compression tape.

Even so...

Nothing hurt quite so bad

As the damage inflicted

Without a flick of a finger

Or the momentum of a toe.

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Blogger Ponita in Real Life said...

Some wounds cut deeply but leave no scars and take your breath completely away... leaving you gasping for a long time.

Sat Mar 05, 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they cut me open and bared my heart, the wealth of scars would astound them. And yet I survive, we survive.

Sat Mar 05, 08:48:00 AM  
Blogger secret agent woman said...

Heartache is by far the worst pain.

Sat Mar 05, 09:28:00 AM  
Blogger PattiKen said...

Ouch. Yes, even so. Body slams pale by comparison to those slams to the heart that leave one doubled over, gasping in pain and disbelief. And yet, as Lilith said, we survive. In fact, we recover. Yes, thank goodness, eventually we recover.

Sat Mar 05, 10:54:00 AM  
Blogger Wine and Words said...

"Nothing Ever Hurt Like You" - James Morrison

Sun Mar 06, 09:30:00 AM  
Blogger Jonas said...

Ah, yes...we humans, male and female alike, understand each other.

Mon Mar 07, 01:35:00 AM  

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