Lament for lost loves

Debilitating depression
over disappearing dexterity  –
erstwhile talent down the drain.

Those tasks I used to do with ease
like thread a needle, pin a seam:
disaster, all  gone sour on me.

Diminishing dexterity
makes discords in the music:
piano given away.

Clarinet clearly past its best,
ex tuneful voice can’t hold a note,
distressing listener and singer.

Driving now denied me
typing ineptitude replaced skill
love of reading thwarted by fuzzy type

Old, I am,
hoary, hairy and past it.
Time to go.

https://imprompt.wordpress.com/2015/08/10/ac-centuate/   Miz Quickly wants us to turn inward and dwell on negativity.  With apologies for the surfeit of alliteration.

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23 Responses to Lament for lost loves

  1. katechiconi says:

    No, no, I can’t allow it, not while you’re still giving us such pleasure, encouragement, friendship and enjoyment. I feel with you; my voice is gone too, I can no longer kneel to weed my garden, open bottles or jars, walk far or stand for long. I can still use my keyboard and my needle – and my mind, although my memory is full of moth holes…

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  2. Oh, now you have me also feeling depressed, Viv. There has to be a bright side. Have some chocolate. 😃*hugs*

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  3. restlessjo says:

    Hang on for a little bit? I know there’s a downside but there’s joy too. Sending hugs 🙂

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  4. Ron. says:

    I hate this prompt; HATE it .

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  5. MarinaSofia says:

    Oh, dear, yes, we do all have days like that… a bit of a tricky prompt that one, but sometimes it does one good to let it all hang out!

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  6. oh I do not like this prompt at all.

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  7. You’ve brought that inner-dialogue so powerfully, Viv. I echo, Misky’s sentiment. ♥

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  8. irmi says:

    Oh my, this is a sad one…. – but I can understand you so well. Where or what is the sense when most things won’t succeed anymore? Hope your mind is brightening soon. There will be better days. Trust.

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  9. Candy says:

    Sometimes we just need to whine a bit. Or should I say “wine” a bit 😉

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  10. barbcrary says:

    Aw gee, Viv. Not time to go, look at what you’ve written here, with more to come, I’m sure.

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  11. Love the poem; not a fan of the prompt. I don’t like focusing on the negative, but I suppose sometimes it’s necessary. Peace, Linda

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  12. Sophia Mills says:

    Though these things can be true, it is too too dismal, for there is sunshine and not merely just darkness.

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  13. Well done on the negative focus. I have thought that way a few times myself. I give myself 10 minutes on the pity pot then I must get off to brighter places. That old phrase, “it’s a bitch getting old” barely states it as well as you have just done. Hope the rest of your day is brighter. 🙂

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  14. Misky says:

    Go? That will be a very sad day for me.

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