Balancing Life

Writing can be a solitary business and it always helps to have support and inspiration from others.

Dawn Bauling of Indigo Dreams has been very encouraging. She has published a number of my poems over the years in various editions of their poetry magazine The Dawntreader. In 2013 my poem Balancing Life was published along with a photograph taken by Les on Monreith beach a couple of years earlier. Life with fibromyalgia can involve rather a lot of balancing of time, energy and a lot more.

Balancing Life


precarious no visible

means of support,

one on top of another.

Curious he stared, wondered at

this slender base bearing such



‘Life’s all a matter of balance,’

he said, ‘don’t collapse, try

to keep hold of  positives,

don’t let negatives win.

Balancing life

is an art




Author: annedunford

Now fulfilling my ten year old self's ambition to become a writer - it's taken many years and a long,long winding road to get here! After a lifetime spent teaching, making miniature ceramics, returning to teaching and training, I am now indulging in a lifelong ambition to write!

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