I’ve had my access to my site significantly curtailed last week, as the powers that be at the facility where I work have chosen to block my usage on the system. I’m not one of their employees, and my time is my own, but there it is. (If you want to see the worst of human nature, give little people a little power.) As a result, I’ve been very restricted in my ability to visit with you. My apologies, as well as my loss. Now, I’m in the process of packing for a business trip to Washinngton D.C. tomorrow, and won’t be back until the end of next week. For the those faithful who come by to visit, I leave you the following poem:
The fear, to call it by name, like wind
Waking me from tentative sleep
I’d give almost anything to keep,
Is this: That you’ll be gone, my friend.
It could just as easily be true
That I’d be blown away instead
And you, lying awake in bed,
Would have the wind to listen to.
Though soon enough one of us will
Go first where both must go from here,
A fact it does no good to fear,
For now, at least, the wind is still.
Don Thompson
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12 Responses to Prognosis

  1. SANDRA says:

    Jorge Dearest Friend…May you have a safe trip to DC.  I love this is so beautiful…words whispering softly in the night…I hope the little minds will not keep you long away from your space…I come here often to find the peace..the knowledge..the right words said for the right time…and I leave so much richer for it…, Sandra

  2. Cheryl says:

    Great poen and have a good time in DC.  There are little unhappy people everywhere making trouble for us other people….  Of course at work they probably see me as one of the little people making their lives miserable.

  3. Vonnie says:

    Hi Jorge! I hope you have a safe trip, friend. Thank you for sharing this poem, it quite thought provoking… as are all of your poems. Sorry to hear about the pettiness going on at work… there always seems to be somebody who gets a bee in their bonnet for the little things. *sigh* I hope to see you soon. Take good care of you. ((big hugs)). Yvonne. x

  4. Holy says:

    Oh too bad –  you\’re visiting the wrong Washington!Sorry about the computer time….come back and visit whenever you can.  And as ever, (to steal your words), be well,

  5. Lisa says:

    Blessings on your business trip … and it is much agreed on how frightening things can become when individuals abuse power (however minor.)  Haunting poem … I am very surprised that the rhyme scheme works as well as it does considering the poem\’s content.  Needless to say, I am happily surprised.

  6. Joe says:

    Hey J.,
    Just dropped in to put in two cents worth.  I apologize that the language is generized
    "Nearly any man can overcome adversity, if you really want to test a man\’s character, give him power."  — Abraham Lincoln
    Pax Et Bonam,

  7. Aimee says:

    glad that you could pop by and let us know you are ok…
    :o) smiles are free and contagious…so pass one right now to the people you love and those you don\’t…soon everyone will be smiling… :o)

  8. PJ says:

    Good Day Jorge,
    Just popped by to wish you a most enjoyable weekend. Hope that your trip to DC was successful and not too tiring.
    I will be patient and look for you to return to say hello.
    Until next time..Keep Smiling.

  9. Gayle says:

    Hi Jorge,Hope your trip was a good one.  It\’s sad what people who feel powerless will do.  Hope you\’ll drop by when you are able.

  10. Marge says:

    The poem is beautiful, Jorge; thank you for sharing it.
    I\’m only now getting back into visiting blogging friends on a more regular basis and discover you\’re not going to be able to blog as frequently…
    Please, whenever you can, come back; you are one of our best.
    Perhaps the access situation will change in time…you know there are many who will be hoping for this.

  11. Betty says:

    Hi Jorge,
    Hope you had a great time in DC.  I haven\’t been thee since the Republicans took over.  I\’ll go back when they leave.
    Blog as often as you can under the restrictions.  I check often.
    The poem was especially poignant for me and I thank you for this one.  You have me reading poetry now.  I\’ve found a few good ones.
    My best, friend.

  12. LORI says:


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