A Shut-in Lament


My country tis of thee

Why go so hurriedly?

No time to sit and chat

While doing this and that

We take no one to heart

With our dear time, won’t part

Listening on the run

Or living just for fun

Barely keeping in touch

We’re back and forth too much

Never stopping to rest

Or wish people our best

Someday we’ll sit and weep

When loved ones fall asleep

We can’t by email go

To say a quick “hello”

Or text our deepest love

To those who’ve gone above

All will be lonely then

And we’ll miss what may have been

So ends this sad lament

Vexation is all spent

God help our freedom’s child

Slow down and stay a while

This thoughtful poem was sent to me,

To post on my blog anonymously.

Much love,


Author: Viv

I'm a TBI warrior whose hope and strength comes from God.

32 thoughts on “A Shut-in Lament”

  1. Christy should not want her work to be anonymous….she’s absolutely on point and amazing. I’m from the 80’s generation where us ladies in a single decade, at the very least depleted the ozone layer at least a smidge with our overuse of oversized cans of aqua net hairspray…….my parents were pretty cool with that figuring like with any trend my use of the dreaded stuff would fizzle out sooner hopefully rather than later, but Lord help us chirren if we disrespected the flag or our elders or our neighbors that was grounds for opening an actual giant can of whompdy doo😊❣️

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    1. I agree, but it’s not Christy who wrote it although she did like it. I only wish the person who wrote this would let me say their name but they told me I could only post if anonymous and since they are my rock in life, I can’t risk upsetting them or going against their wishes. I too am from that generation, I love the music!!! Haha!! Yes, my hairspray use was over the top. My best friend was grounded once by having her hairspray taken away for three days!! You can imagine our 13 year old horrors as she and I got through that!! Thank you for liking this poem and I’ll tell the person who wrote it you did!!! Blessings to youπŸ€—πŸ’•

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      1. I understand that, I’ve been blogging for almost 3 months and I’ve just told some of the ones I interact with the most frequently that my name is Staci to some of the ladies I’m beginning to have friendly relationships with and of course sweet droll Billy Mac and hopefully you…..the fact that I can get on her and talk to someone that knows EXACTLY what emotion I’m struggling with before I ever open my mouth. It’s comforting somehow to know that I’m truly not alone. Well please be sure to tell Christy that she does amazingly heartfelt work and that he/she should not hide their beautiful light under a bushel. Sometimes darkness is the only emotion that many with BPD struggle with the most. Having a light in our darkness is the most comforting thing in the whole world❀️ xo

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      2. Awww, yes! It’s wonderful being able to talk with others and relate. It makes a world of difference. And feeling that others listen and understand too!! I’m glad you are finding close connections and enjoying meaningful conversations… blogging has such a deeper and realness to it. I sure will tell the person this poem touched your heart. It blesses me so much that it did! I’m so glad you are finding lights in the dark times! God bless you tonight and big hugs!! You are not alone!πŸ€—β€

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      3. Thank you so much, Vivian.
        It could be coincidence or the fates or preordained but my VERY beloved gran passed at the end of May 2018. She was my mentor and my very best friend. Her name was Vivian❀️❀️❀️. Sweet dreams my new, more than likely lifelong friend. Ha! You’re stuck with meπŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

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      4. I’m SO sorry about your gran’s passing. 😒 That’s so hard. πŸ˜” I lost my mentor in 2010 and understand how devestating this is. Big hugs sweetie!! Awwwwwww!! Vivian too! How cool is that! ❀ I’m glad we connected and look forward to getting to know you better my new friend! Xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much Erin!! And congratulations to you!! It’s an honor to write along side such truly remarkable people! God bless and keep you always!! Xoxo πŸ€—


    1. Awww Tina, it’s hard and yes He does. I’m thankful for you and your testimony. How thoughtful of you to nominate me!!! Thank you dear one for this honor. God bless you always! πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ’–

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