Not Waving but Drowning

Today I am feeling glum. I have a lot to be grateful for in my life, but today, the not so great seems to be weighing heavy. I have an amazing daughter and a supportive, loving husband but still there remains a big part of my life where I am feeling restless and dissatisfied. I don’t want to get into it, but today it’s weighing heavy on my psyche. So in that department and on that subject, a poem of Stevie Smith’s rings true to me:

Nobody heard him, the dead man,
But still he lay moaning:
I was much further out than you thought
And not waving but drowning.

Poor chap, he always loved larking
And now he’s dead
It must have been too cold for him his heart gave way,
They said.

Oh, no no no, it was too cold always
(Still the dead one lay moaning)
I was much too far out all my life
And not waving but drowning.

Stevie Smith

Image courtesy of Kristina Alexanderson

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About mommamaynard

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on November 17, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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