Hope & Renewal

Ever hopeful our little band of Conrad, Ashok, Magpie 11, Marianna, Ramana and little old me, return once more with renewed vigour to take on the topic of

Hope & Renewal

chosen by our leader, the Good Chief Conrad!

As you all know I have been incarcerated detained hospitalised for several days this week while the shock absorber was replaced. Indeed I am hoping that as this post* goes live to be back home in my comfortable chair with Elly bowing and scraping dancing attendance to my every whim and need.

* I bribed the Good Chief Conrad into deciding early the topic for today. I did not want to let a little thing like a hip replacement, cause me to be evicted from the LBC. So as with all the posts this week and in true Blue Peter fashion, here is a post I prepared earlier… (The show was famous for its “makes”, which were demonstrations of how to construct a useful object or prepare food. These have given rise to the oft-used phrase “Here’s one I made earlier”, as presenters bring out a perfect and completed version of the object they are making — a phrase credited to Christopher Trace.)

What is hope……………..
What hope means

Hope is bright shining light which keeps darkness at the bay
Hope is gentle cold breeze on a hot summer day

Hope is to remain positive when going gets tough
hope is seeking more when others think u had enough

What hope means

Hope is dreaming of tomorrow
Hope is simmering under sorrow

Hope is sparkles when tears in our eyes
Hope is a beautiful thing & beautiful things never dies

What hope means

Hope is as light as a feather
Hope keeps all of us together

Hope is ubiquitous and free of cost
hope is the last thing ever lost…..

~ Vineet Bansal

I am now hoping that a feeling of renewal will wash over me as I adjust to having two legs the same length once more; and that by Christmas, the pain in walking and moving about, will be a long forgotten memory.

Watch out the TOYBOYS!

15 thoughts on “Hope & Renewal

  1. Rumuuser

    You are everything that hope and renewal is all about. Congratulations on meeting the deadline and doing it in such style. I do not have the slightest doubt that you will be up and about anon and inspire all of us.

  2. Conrad

    GM, my wish for you and my inspiration from my true story of Frank is over at my post. I hoped for a good surgery and I totally believe in your recovery. The LBC crew will be with you through it.

    Well, we have easier jobs than Elly, but, you know…

  3. Magpie11

    It was great to be put in my place, or removed from the gloomy place of my post, by your post. Thank you!

    TBH I had thought of writing about your op. myself but realised it would have been inappropriate.

    Just hang in there and come out all new and shiny.

  4. Baino

    I’m HOPING that you’re not getting cranky about losing a little control there Grannymar. Just let people help and suck it all in. You can’t be in charge all the time now! Speedy recovery to you honey bun, I HOPE you’re home, comfy and relaxed.

  5. Rhyleysgranny

    Grannymar. I am so sorry. I did not realise you had been and got the deed done. I have been away and then very busy. I hope you are not in too much pain and I wish you well for a very speedy recovery. I have no doubt you will be skipping down the garden with Humphrey shortly

  6. Maria

    What a beautiful and inspirational poem and I so enjoyed joining the consortium this week. Now concentrate on getting all the therapy you can before leaving the hospital and no chasing good looking doctors down the halls. On second thought, chase as many as you feel like. That way we will know you are really getting well.

  7. Ashok

    Getting out of a surgery recently and still meeting the deadline, I bow down to thee! Grannymar, you make me feel old with your zeal and spirit 🙂

  8. Grannymar Post author

    Positive hope is working today, Sunday. I had a shower, washed my hair (with help) and then dressed fully all by myself.

    Gaelikaa – I hope that Ramana can help with more information about Vineet Bansal. He is from India and I only discovered three of his poems.


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