Rounds in resilience

It’s her little joke –
every round is stroke –
the way she hits that ball
you wouldn’t know she’s had two

bionic man, quadruple
by-passed, defibrillated, has me
in stitches

at 80, his game’s
got more heart
than mine

then, on the 13th,

seasoned traveller
confides myeloma’s no
handicap to chipping
away at the children’s

golf’s putting
this stupid game
in perspective

but it ain’t no Sunday

14 thoughts on “Rounds in resilience

    • he, he – I don’t much picture myself as one either, Nursemyra (and with it being 80% mental, that’s probably the reason for the appalling state of my game at the moment)

    • It’s funny how we construct an image of others, Habiba – how often do we conjure up a picture of a person from their phone voice, only to be completely surprised at how different they are from what we imagined? πŸ™‚

  1. Hahaha – clever play on words πŸ˜‰ and lovely, optimistic poem,
    especially like stanza with
    away at the children’s
    Good timing this one, as my Dad is in hospital recovering from a hip replacement operation – I was calling him the 6 million dollar man πŸ™‚ but that might be an overcalculation of the cost. Good one bluebee.

    • Thanks, Gabrielle πŸ˜€ – your Dad sounds like he is also a real survivor, from your comments on some of your very first posts that I read – hip replacements are also ubiquitous in the golfing community (and not just in the elderly), so all being equal, your Dad should be kicking butt again in no time πŸ˜€

  2. Very observant of you, Bb. Hobbies and interests can put things into perspective. Also stops you from dwelling on illness which can be a healing in itself.

    • That’s so true about hobbies, Adeeyoyo. The people I have met playing golf are truly some of the most inspirational, and in particular the older players are huge fun to be with because generally in spite of their challenges they have nothing to prove and don’t give a rat’s πŸ˜€ – hope you are getting stronger daily

  3. Oh Dear, I’ve never ‘golfed’ in my life,.. Unless a video game counts?.. πŸ™‚ I was quite good at it actually, but lost my temper on a few occasions…. I bet it was nothing like the real thing though bb, as you describe it so well, Do you use a golf cart?.. now that appeals so much,.. (tally ho!! wrong sport I know.. πŸ˜‰ ) xPenx

    • ha,ha – if you lost your temper playing video golf, Pen, then I definitely don’t recommend the real thing…sometimes those tally-ho hunting dogs would come in handy to find the ball! πŸ˜€

      To answer your question – I never use a cart unless the course requires it because I enjoy getting out and walking in the sunshine

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