Two black dogs pulling me forward The sensation in my head was fuzzy My direction wavered to the left to the right to the left again Can I make it across the bridge? I was flying on the back of a dolphin The ride was thrilling until the descent to ground Gravel in my knees stinging as I stared at the dog collar minus one dog Not a dream but light headedness and blackout Kissing the pavement before sending me to la-la land One patient dog sitting The other wrestled free and ate the grass Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©
Grace is hosting D’Verse Poets tonight and has prompted us with Stream of Consciousness writing. She explains that basically, its purpose is to emulate the passage of thought through your mind without any inhibitors. For that reason, sentences become longer, less organized and more sporadic in style. Its lack of structure is not for everybody, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any order. Stream of consciousness permits deeper patterns of order to emerge, ones based on the genuine movement of information in your brain.
This must have been terrifying… good that all went well in the end.
Yes! It did scare me. Thanks Bjorn.
Blackouts could be lack of glucose in the system, or low BP. But I’ve never seen a poetic description of it. Kudos to you!
Thank you Reena. It was scary but all is ok. ☺️👍
Oh my! Writing about your frightening experience no doubt helped process it. Be safe out there.
Thanks Helen. Yes, it was a head scratcher! I think it was due to some stress. A little disconcerting nonetheless 😳
Your stream of thought relayed a scary experience. So glad there seem to be no ill effects.
Thanks Beverly. I was just happy it didn’t happen in the middle of the street 😳
Yikes! A blackout can be intense and frightening. I felt every word.
Thank you. It was certainly scary. 😳
What a scary experience. I hope you are fine now.
Thanks Grace. Yes, all is OK thank goodness. The dogs too ☺️👍🥰
You’ve really captured the confusion and intensity. (K)
Thanks K. I’m happy you ‘felt’ it ☺️🥰
O gosh! That must have been an unnerving experience, Christine! I hope you are better now. Take care, dear. ❤️
Your soc poem is lovely, though. 🥰
Thanks Punam. It did scare me as I’ve never had that happen before. It was due to some stress so it can happen to any of us. Thank you for caring ☺️🥰❤️💕
You are welcome. I hope it is just one off thing. Stay well, dear. 🥰❤️
Yes, just a one off 👍☺️💕
Thanks Sadje 🥰
You’re welcome 😉
It was fun seeing where your stream of consciousness carried you. I’m glad we participated in this invitation. I will enjoy perusing your site, Christine. <3
Thanks so much Jan ☺️
Ouch! You took quite a tumble with your dogs… At least they stayed around and waited for you to get your head together! Well done Christine.
Thanks Dwight. I was horrified when I saw the collar and leash laying there. O wondered if I fell on her (Big Lab) and she wiggled out or something. The other lab just waited patiently. I was happy I didn’t fall in the road 😳 One person was around and he came to help 👍
Wow! that really would have been scary!
Oh Christen… black-out are a worry… I hope you’re ok…. I’m afraid I’ve had a few since my strokes… quite scary for me… especially the one when I was driving !!…
Thank you for caring Ivor dear. Driving? Oh that scares me more than anything. Funny as I was writing that tonight I had palpitations. I drank a lot of tea today and took a headache medicine this afternoon that had caffeine in it. I was light headed too but I think I just overdid the caffeine. Fingers crossed. Everything else seems fine. I have been under some stress lately so that may have contributed to the blackout 😕
Ahh… stress/anxiety hover in brain near the ear balance functions…. that explains the light-headed giddy feeling… xx
That does explain the blackout 🙂
Thanks Lucy. That is exactly how it happened. A real blackout a couple of weeks ago. The dolphin thing was weird. I don’t think I have ever blacked out before so I guess you go into some kind of dream 😳