Fountain of Youth


A fountain, power for which I have just drilled through the wall from a plug. Was that useful or youthful?

Doctor says where I was headed
I was very nearly deaded,
Two types of cancer, both stage four,
Had me right at heaven’s door;
Fact that he can be so frank
Shows that, modern meds to thank,
And some bits snipped here and there,
Have allowed him to declare
I’m not going anywhere!
Well, not yet, at any rate,
Which is absolutely great:
From a party bad to run
When there’s still such lots more fun!
But says I should leave alone
Things that might just break a bone
So, perhaps, it cannot be
That I try to learn to ski,
Take up skydiving, or race
Motorbikes around the place;
Though, to simply sit and knit
Won’t appeal to me one bit.

© September 2019 Colonialist
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About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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41 Responses to Fountain of Youth

  1. Daniel Kemp says:

    What a great attitude to adopt. I’m not sure if I could be as brave. Good luck to you.

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  2. Great post! I have written a while ago a blog titled: “Activate Your own Fountain Of Youth” https://authorjoannereed.net/activate-your-own-fountain-of-youth/ – Check it out!

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  3. Desdi says:

    Colonialist, I’m truly glad you’re well;
    may you versify up to your death-knell.

    And maybe beyond . . .

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  4. Debra says:

    Such a wonderful report!! I have no doubt you’re going to make the most of this new lease on life!

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  5. SueW says:

    Mmm…crochet, I haven’t done that for a while, might take it up again!

    Needless to say I am pleased as punch with your latest medical report.

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  6. Widdershins says:

    Excellent, excellent, excellent news … it depends on what you’re planning to knit! 😀

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  7. equinoxio21 says:

    Ducks and quacks
    Have the same call
    ’twas a near fall
    You came out with a straight back.
    🙂
    (Can’t believe you and Ark led me to this most awful rhyme with scant reason. Regardless I am very pleased for the good news.)
    Keep quacking. 😉
    Brian

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  8. nicolaavery says:

    Great to hear you’re mended

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  9. de Wets Wild says:

    What wonderful news, Leslie, and well done for fighting through!

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  10. Happy to hear you have a reprieve, Col. 👏🏻🤗

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  11. Such great news, now listen, please –
    Do stop cutting down those trees!

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  12. Calmgrove says:

    Please, please, for entirely selfish reasons don’t take yourself off any time soon—I do derive huge pleasure from your inventive doggerel, ingrained dogma and intricate word doodling, but above all from your zest for living. I appreciate your sometimes curmudgeonly manner as a necessary counterpart to your self-deprecating generosity in giving freely of your time, energy and advice in support of family, friends and us, your wider audience. So yes, imbibe deeply at that fountain and continue to regale us.

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  13. Arkenaten says:

    And the doc did not so much as utter,
    About whether you are or are not a nutter,
    Perhaps the big C is easier to fend,
    If you are in fact, somewhat round the bend?

    A shot in the arm to celebrate,
    That Mister N , is not yet late,
    Positive news to allay the fears,
    Seems you’ll be around for a number of years.

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  14. perdebytjie says:

    You wrote a wonderful poem about this topic.

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  15. disperser says:

    Quilting. Quilting is the answer.

    Good to hear the terrible four have been taught some manners and are now behaving.

    Also refreshing hearing modern medicine get the recognition for the positive results instead of some imaginary entity that if it existing would be to blame for the occurrences in the first place.

    Some kudos surely you deserve for an attitude that’s also refreshing and methinks contributed to the positive outcome.

    Now, get quilting.

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  16. Maureen says:

    Excellent news!

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  17. Glad to hear you’re not going anywhere, though I can’t imagine you knitting!

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