Conservation Of Adversity

My last thought of the dayβ€”
Conversation of adversity;

For I theorise a personal law,
Which states, simply:

“For every good fortune,
There is an equal and opposite,

What does this mean,
In practice?

It means,
That today was not all rosy,
Because there’s also something a bit nastyβ€”

That I’ll have to pay,
For a parking ticket each day…
For at least another week;

From previous experience, updating my license,
Takes at best a week,
And typically two,

Then I better hope,
That the permit is quick,
But one thing’s for sure,
I am in some s**t;

Β£25 a day,
And best case a week,
25 * 7…
Is 175 quid;

Probably Β£250,
When all is said and done,
β€”Do you still reckon now,
I should forgive myself and move on?

But let’s be realistic,
For a minute,
This time last year,
I was suicidal and alone,

And if you’d asked me then
β€”I’d say “YES!”,
Yes I would,
Trade places in a heartbeat…

Complicating thingsβ€”
The arthritis means,
I can’t just park round the corner,
In the pay-as-you-go spaces…

And thus,
The mingling of co-morbid diseases,
Does complicate things,

No, Jobcentre ladyβ€” I am not just lazy.


6 thoughts on “Conservation Of Adversity

  1. Robin, you are strong and have overcome much!
    Remember, the strong survive!
    Never give up!
    Sometimes when people are hurting, I wish I could make it better but that is not in my power but know I am always rooting for you! πŸ™‚

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    1. It IS in your power πŸ’™ thank you πŸ€—. I am off to bed soon, will sleep easier after all the poems! πŸ˜€

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      1. You are welcome, Robin. ❀
        I think it's wonderful expressing yourself through your poems helps you. πŸ™‚
        That is a very good !!!!!
        Sleep well and here's to onwards and upwards tomorrow.

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    2. In this case, anyway πŸ™‚ since all I can do right now is be at peace with everything, and I’m otherwise healthy :).

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  2. I think I understand your theory
    if we put it in another context
    like the law of reaping and sowing
    when we are reaping the contents
    there are some damaged goods
    in all the reap if what we’re seeing
    is not equivalent or comparable
    with what we’re losing by working,
    we can say it has been profitable.

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