Wednesday, February 12, 2020

A Falling I Will Go

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Gotta respect the cat
Take a fall, I will,
Up or down,
Stairs or flat path,
Fall, I will.

Some say it is a talent,
Some say it is a curse,
And I just say
Fall, I will.

Not a tumble, no.
Not a trip, no.
But a full on down you go,
Fall, I will.

You ask why I claim
That I will fall.
You may wonder
Why I will fall.

God only knows.
I wish it were not so.
But this I can tell you:
Fall, I will.


You Tube: stunt man shows how to be safe when falling

My children and grandchildren have commented about my falling (which has been near disastrous) many time. I shrug my shoulders and say the above.


44 comments:

  1. I am a stumbler and a tripper but rarely make it all the way down. Considering the damage I have done I am grateful for that.

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    1. If I have my hands full, there is a good chance I might fall. Got a heck of a bruise last week, when carrying bags of stuff.

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  2. The way my Brother Simon rips n' runs up and down the stairs I'm surprised he hasn't taken a fall.

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  3. As someone who has fallen twice in the last few months, I'm with you. Oh wait. I should include the fall in the shower last week, too. That makes three.

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    1. The shower, you can't take a chance with that one.

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  4. Interesting verse. I have an issue with my balance so as I get older falls are becoming more likely. I need to be very careful.

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    1. Darn scary. In 2016 on a Christmas Cruise on Carnival, I fell badly down some stairs. Knocked out for 5 min. Concussion affected me for a good year +. Man, had not fallen that badly like that ever. Sorry that is part of your life.

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  5. Interesting verse and video of the stuntman. I hope you stop falling, friend.

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    1. Anymore whenever we all go out, my teen girls make sure they have a hold on me. I am still in my 60s and hate to think about the years ahead.

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  6. I really enjoyed learning this trick AND the poem. It put things in perspective for the day my balance goes and I fall down my stairs. Sorry to read you fell and got a concussion. Not something I would want to happen to me.

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    1. It was awful. Whenever anyone goes on a cruise they should check out the emergency services. Theirs was awful. I told my family that if I fallen like that in WalMart, I'd open my eyes and find myself surrounded by handsome EMTs.

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  7. A former co-worker is looking at at least 6 weeks off from a fall. I know I have no interest in falling anymore.

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  8. Falling is seriously scary. I know someone whose 31 year old son died in a fall down the stairs, not that I am trying to scare you and your readers. I hope, if it happens to me, I will remember the advice in the video you posted.

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    1. Oh, how awful. Poor lady. One minute I was walking down the stairs and then next I was unconscious. So quick. That is how a fall works.

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  9. Sorry to hear that you had a "bad trip" Christmas cruise! I keep a death grip on stair railings, and walk farther to take a ramp if it's available.

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    1. Now I am ultra careful about holding on to the railings.

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  10. Oh no. Have you taken a fall? The verse was great!

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    1. Last week was a simple fall, just bruises. Glad you liked the poem.

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  11. Remember that old Eddie Murphy routine about his aunt falling down the stairs? He said the kids just rolled with it but his aunt messed it up by trying to stop the fall.

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    1. That is the trick. I have learned some lessons about how to do a safer fall. The stuntman was crazy good.

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  12. Oh wow that video. I fell once in the driveway shoveling and you're right- it can be quick. Before you know it you're on your back going- what just happened?? Also... those cats on the stairs would have me vaguely concerned lol. In all seriousness though, yes falling can be so dangerous. Stay safe!

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    1. When I taught and had recess duty, I was amazed how students would fall, jump up and take off. Like they were made of rubber?

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  13. Have you thought about WHY you fall? Do your feet land wrongly? Knees buckle? vision a bit off so you see hollows in the path? Bump into things and down you go?
    I'm extremely thankful that I am not a faller.

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    1. Having migraines which is neurological in its place, that affects me a lot. If I have one, I settle down and watch the room shimmer.

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  14. This is a very timely poem for many of us. I'm so sorry that this has happened to you so frequently, but you seem to have mastered the stuntman's rolling technique! I'll smile as I recite your poem while limping around the building.

    Julie

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    1. Ouch. Last week I tripped, not badly, but have a heck of a bruise on my arm.

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  15. How clever ….. You should put this to music! (Or, have you already?)

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    1. Now, that is an interesting thought! When I wrote this, never gave another idea to it!

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  16. Fall, I don't want to.......and breaking down doors, I don't think so. How many of us, I wonder, finding ourselves hurtling down stairs head first would have the presence of mind to do the 'tuck and roll'?

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    1. Hah! It is muscle memory or instinct. After that nasty fall, I thought about the "what coulda been".

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  17. Imma vine tripper. tripped once today but always in the woods clearing ivy and honey suckle vines. Usually soft falls. You gonna need a rubber suit you keep that up so you will BOUNCE back. The one on Carnival was too close. take care. I know, we all try our best, no one does it on purpose 'ecpt the stunt man.

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    1. Maybe a foam suit?

      Since that cruise I will not go on open water cruise.

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  18. I am writing this from hospital. I tried falling down the stairs as in the video ... did not work. Thanx.

    God bless.

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    1. So, that means I should not post instructions on balancing on a fencepost.

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  19. I have vertigo and falling is my greatest fear. I have fallen quite a few times but, so far, no lasting injuries.

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  20. Ouch. I have taken a few face plants and they really do come quick. So glad I don't have to deal with stairs. Stay safe and use hand rails or maybe invent an airbag vest? I'll buy it if you do.

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  21. While i don't fall that often, usually when i do, it's a doozy. Last week, chasing down a runaway cat on a slippery hill, i ended up with a fall and bruises you'd have to see to believe.

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  22. My daughter used to fall when she was a child. I forgot about it (she's all grown up now) until her dad reminded me she used to be a little clumsy. She outgrew it. I'm not usually clumsy, but I did fall UP the stairs last year and it left some nasty bruises. I couldn't help laughing though, because how ridiculous... :) Have a lovely day!

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!