Saturday, December 6, 2014


Dear reader

Today's post is authored by a new friend and fellow poet Rose Luiten. Her writing strikes me because it's content is so heartfelt, and so poignant. I have never had a guest author on my site before, and I am proud and happy that Rose has agreed to share her work with you all. Please enjoy her poem, and show some love. This piece is simply brilliant. Thank you for sharing, Rose. And yes, I just got the last word in.

Rod E. Kok
December 6, 2014

My limbs are leaden.
No longer leading me forward
I’m weighed down by their weight,
waiting for this feeling to pass,
feeling helplessly lost,
losing scraps of sanity
as insane thoughts flit through my mind
reminding me I’m not okay,
not today.
But I will be. My will will be reinforced
I’ll find that handhold, that foothold
and that hand to hold
to lead me out,
tie balloons to my leaden limbs
and lead me up and out.

-Rose Luiten


  1. It pulls at the heart. Many will empathize, many will sympathize.

  2. A touching picture of despair and blessed hope!

  3. beautiful expression of a weighed down feeling. Rose is Enid's DIL.