Accident Prone II

I have mentioned that I may be accident prone
And that honest, when all’s said and done,
To be constantly damaging extremities
On the whole, is not really much fun.

Last weekend was the toe, though it’s healed rather well
To be fair, there’s not really a scar.
Then the dog took me out for a run the next day
And believe me, I don’t run that far…

But a pheasant flew up and well, being a dog
Bred for birds, she just had to give chase…
With an out-of-breath owner careening along
On the leash at a pretty good pace.

Not for long, ‘cause I tripped and she came to a halt…
With disdain in her eyes, she looked back
At the tangled-up leash and the owner she’d left
In a heap at the side of the path.

But I came off unscathed, which was lucky, I know,
There I was thinking all would be well,
Then I went to my son’s and tripped over a shoe
By the door… and of course, then I fell.

Now there’s not much of me, not in terms of my height,
Though in girth… let’s not go there at all,
Let’s just say that I slammed myself, with all my weight
And I battered my arm on the wall.

Is it broken? I ask, Will it go black and blue?
Or swell up? I was feeling quite dumb.
…And I also felt ill, as the pain settled in
And my hand went uncomfortably numb.

‘You will just have to rest it,’ they said and I laughed
For there’s no chance of that, not a whit!
And I went back to doing what needs to be done,
Though I really was feeling like…unfit.

Am I accident prone, or just clumsy, I ask,
Or perhaps at my birth, I was hexed?
And that’s all in one week and it’s not over yet
And I’m wondering what will be next?

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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53 Responses to Accident Prone II

  1. I got my arm stuck between a standing lamp and the end table. I don’t know how that happened, but I couldn’t get my arm free. Some of us are just super agile!

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  2. barbtaub says:

    Hope the arm is better. And PLEASE take it easy—or at least more carefully!

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  3. ksbeth says:

    hope you are feeling better soon, sue. i am so much the same-


  4. jenanita01 says:

    Some of us are doomed to test the safety of just about every situation, and no matter how carefully we go about, not looking for trouble, it always knows where we are!
    Sometimes I think I need fitting with those bolster cushions…

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  5. Ritu says:

    Oh Sue!!!
    We are kindred clumsy spirits!!!
    And infest my daughter is joining the clumsy crew too!
    Feel better 💜


  6. Darlene says:

    Oh dear. These things seem to happen in threes so I think you’ll be OK for the rest of this week!! Take care. xo


  7. Poor you! I came out in sympathy and went flying over the hoover flex two days ago!


  8. willowdot21 says:

    I am accident prone too. But fingers crossed we always seem to survive 💜💜💜


  9. Eliza Waters says:

    Oh, gosh, do take care, Sue. I’ve had two friends break wrists in the past six months in falls. Not a fun prospect.
    I am one for bashing hips and arms and getting bruises, most I don’t recall what caused them! I’m nursing a whopper on my hip by cutting it too close to the dining table as I passed by. Golleeee!


  10. Hope you are feeling better, Sue! Dont worry, Ani will wake you up, no chance to retire to fast. ***lol***


  11. I can so relate to this. My new pseudoname is The Tripster!!! Do be careful and know that we would all miss you too much if you get laid up!


  12. Oh Sue! We need to wrap you in bubble wrap!! Take care of you and rest that arm!!! 💕


  13. Widdershins says:

    Oops! … may your bruises swiftly heal. 🙂

    I’ve been a bit too far outside my body of late too, misjudging distances, slightly overbalancing. I’m going to blame it on the weather, and the smoke. It’s wildfire season again, and like last year we’re hemmed in again. 😦


  14. noelleg44 says:

    Take care of yourself! And tell Ani to behave herself! Since I broke m foot I’ve been pretty care where I put my feet – of course the insurance company has been hounding me to get a bone scan because they are sure I have osteoporosis. Too bad – my scan was fine!


    • Sue Vincent says:

      I hope that has healed fully now, Noelle…and that it doesn’t make itself felt when it is going to rain 😉 Mine does… ( mind you, I broke that first on a safety mat…)


  15. dgkaye says:

    Blame it on mercury retrograde Sue. ❤


  16. Jennie says:

    From one boo-boo queen to another, I feel your pain. Ya gotta write, or laugh. 😀


  17. I hope your bumps and bruises are healed by now, and you haven’t added new ones to them.


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