Transition of time: Weekly Photo Challenge


© irene waters 2017


© irene waters 2017

There was a time, not that long ago

When onto the beach I could go

I could walk and run

and just have fun

I could eat an ice cream cone.

The change was sudden

It came as a shock

It took some time 

to learn to walk a block.

Many tears did I shed 

for a body lost and a life now spent.

But over time I’ve learnt to cope

I can walk now as quickly as most

despite my leg that throws itself 

and a hand that won’t do as I wish.

Even though I cannot run

Again at least, I can have fun

Ice cream I now eat in a cup.

Note: Although written in the first person this is not about me.

In response to Weekly Photo Challenge where we are asked to share a picture that symbolizes transitions, change, and the passing of time.


About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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8 Responses to Transition of time: Weekly Photo Challenge

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  2. Rupali says:

    Great entry Irene.

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  3. Poignant and bittersweet.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Thank you for that end note. ❤ Lovely post, though. And one I needed to read today.

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