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Said not just
at a passing year

But for my last decade.

(I won’t survive to end the next.)

I’m quietly drifting out
toward a closing dark.

Its cold seas wait.

They’ll drag me from
all light.

Through depths that
none escape.


While looking back
upon a life
now seen as largely waste.

Youth’s foolish thought:
“There’s always time…”

Left any gifts
so long neglected.


the chance
to track their thread
round fate’s labyrinth

grew faint.


Then lost








Goodbye constant blogging?


Wanting this blog to grow, yet finding stats stay almost flat for two years:
I may take occasional Sundays off, in 2020, and try a different approach.

I read social media could help increase an audience, but have never used it.
Does anybody know which platforms are best for poetry?






My new year started with an extra health problem: Serious internal bleeding.

A doctor told me I should’ve gone straight to hospital, and may need transfusion.
(I already had long-term, unexplained, anaemia.)

He said that I could die if it happens again.

Was instructed to rest. (Probably shouldn’t be writing this post.)


Feeling really anxious, drained, and alone, at present, folks.

Clinging to the comfort of routine.


Please wish me luck.


Comments are always VERY welcome! 🙏



Thank you all for reading.



I intend to blog next Sunday. So, any lack of post will be a bad sign.

Afraid I have no-one to update you on my situation, if it deteriorates.)


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11 thoughts on “Goodbye”

  1. sending up prayers for you Ken.
    I have another blog that has to do with saving money and I have an Intagram account for it. But as for poetry, I am not sure.
    Wishing you a week of healing and resting and unexpected blessings…..

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      1. I am sorry, I really don’t know. I know lots of people use FaceBook, but since I have never used it, even for my other blog, I have no idea. I did use Twitter briefly and found it very simple to use.

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  2. Hey Ken !
    The poem was, I felt just a bit emotional reading it.
    Maybe you can publish your work on other poetry specific websites, like (I just searched up, there are some sites where you can submit your poems and the winners, are published for free in magazines or such like Thrush, and there are many, I am not that aware of it,how it works and all but maybe you should give it a try, you know, I just really want your work to be more recognized )
    I really hope you are doing well, Ken.
    Have a good day.
    Best wishes. 😄💕✨

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    1. Thank you, Harshada!🌞
      I was feeling very low, back when this was posted.
      Worried after internal bleeding; and uncertain about going on blogging.
      Some things have improved since then: better stats (and your comments!).
      My health is still the most difficult problem.
      Thus I continually lack energy, for promoting my work.

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      1. I can’t imagine how difficult it must be, Ken.
        I am glad though that things started improving regarding your blog.✨😊
        I hope and pray that your health improves too. ✨🕯️
        Take care, Ken.
        Best wishes. 💛

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