Swallow #TheDailyPost

In normal times we take for granted

How easy is it to swallow

A bitter pill

A sweet compliment

But when you are just laid up in bed

Propped up by pillows

And your muscles slowly constrict

To make it hard to swallow

Just a drop of water

The throat is parched ,

The muscles tired

Having worked for years

The time has come for them to stop.

That is the hardest pill to swallow.

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Sharing thoughts on #MondayMusings brought on by the recent passing away of Sir Steven Hawking who for years was fed with a feeding tube because he couldn’t swallow.

Swallowing enhances the eating experience and what a tragedy it must be to not be able to swallow.

Author: Unishta

A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!


  1. It frightens me to imagine the situation of people who have been robbed of such basic experiences of Life!
    You have expressed your thoughts so beautifully, Sunita! Words that make you reflect on the little things in Life!
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  2. What must have motivated Sir Steven Hawking take on difficult life and still love it til its end? At times I felt, he was far to happy to be alive. He was a man of different metal I suppose…
    I thank Lord for sparing me… I wont have been able to swallow such a bitter pill.

  3. I worked with a woman, years ago, who lost both her father and her brother to ALS, or what we call Lou Gehrig’s disease here in the United States. It was incredible what Hawking did in his life (and that he did it with a disability that almost destroyed his ability to communicate with others). I can not imagine being locked into your body.
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    1. yes I agree that is the worst kind of life to lead and indeed it was superhuman of Hawking to rise above all this and leave behind a legacy for generations to come

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