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#Shadorma: COVID-19 Vaccine #2

This week Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday is Poet’s Choice. Willow Dot wrote a Shadorma 3/5/3/3/7/5, and challenged me to do the same. So here it is.

It’s not what I would have envisioned writing 24 hours ago, but it fits today. For those of you who haven’t had your first or second COVID-19 vaccination, it’s different for everyone, but this is my experience. After vaccination #1, my arm was sore, itchy and hard for about a week off and on. It didn’t really bother me.

The Day After Shot #2

I assumed,
Since my arm was fine,
Nothing else
Would happen.
This morning all seventy-nine
Symptoms developed.

The good news,
By five-thirty-three
I'm better.
Not racing,
Not eating yet, no headache
Pajamas only.

Puppy Girl
Loved being
Under the covers all day
Showing sympathy.

Nutter Butt
Made occasional
visits to
See if he
Could drink the broth in my cup. 
And get some petting.

Moji stayed
Away, She thought I
Was being,
Too weird, sleeping all day long.
She guarded the door.

Vince took
A sympathy nap
After lunch
He was out.
Couldn't hear the microwave.
Driving PG nuts.

My Reading Material for Tomorrow

You can find all these pingback and comments on Colleen’s site. I put them here so I can find them easier. I copy them into my Blog Reading Journal and voila, I can go from one to another. I’ve included a copy of a blank journal if you have access to Google Docs. To use it, you will have to copy it to your own Google Drive. If you would like a Word or PDF copy, leave me a note in the comment section.

Coming Up

  • Have you ever written a review of one of Sue Vincent’s books? If so, please include a link in my comment section. I am composing a post with links to as many reviews of her books as I can find. If you haven’t reviewed any of her books, I know that would be appreciated. I am reading New Swords.
  • Optimizing Photos for WordPress. Lisa and I are working on it. Still not sure of a date.

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  1. Brilliant, Marsha. Glad you are feeling okay. I’ve still to sort this out for us after our move. Our first doctor appointments aren’t until May 25th! Michigan takes covid seriously and they only let in so many new patients at a time. Thanks for all the amazing links. There are even more now. I did add you to Mr. Linky! ❤

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  2. I do love the creative Shadorma. Sorry about the arm.
    I think those vaccines will reach some of us like next year but we are not complaining, we will definitely survive till they get here.

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      • The BBC is calling it “vaccine apartheid”
        Developing countries can afford a good bit of the vaccine but the ‘developed’ countries have booked it all out, and yet they were the same people advocating for even distribution.
        I think it only encourages segregation because those without the vaccine will be 2nd class humans who are a risk and it definitely widens inequality.
        But in no way is it your fault.

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  3. This is great Marsha. Well done!. They have only just received some vaccines here in Australia. Frontline workers and elderly first. I have compromised airways so hope I don’t suffer with a reaction but from the comments it seems pretty common. Now the Russian variant is starting to appear which is concerning. Mind you our strict quarantine here means there is no covid at all. We are so lucky.


    • I agree totally. I missed most of the day, but it makes me appreciate NOT getting COVID. It seems like what people do is they get it and think , “I’ll get over this.” Then they get sicker and don’t recover. That’s probably what I would have done.

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  4. Despite your pain with the second shot, I’m glad you got it and can safely move on, Marsha. Hans and I are at the end of the line for vaccinations, but having had a mild case, we’re not worried, but we are following mask rules and keeping social distances. We spoke to a friend who still believes covid is a hoax, and I asked him if 1, has he had it yet (no), and 2 does he think 500,00 deaths is a lie? Whatever. Covid is real, it’s a virus and more could be lurking in the future. Lessons for our times in the 21st century.

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    • Yes, just getting this bit of a reaction validates that I don’t want to get it. Vince is wearing a mask now but only because it’s essential to do business here. I don’t know if he will get a vaccination. With so many getting one, he may. He’s pretty careful anyway.

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  5. Like you I only had a sore arm after shot one. We have a three month gap between the two jabs here in the UK so I have a while to wait before I find out how the second will affect me, but I’ve heard many people have more side effects the second time around. Your poem is fantastic – I hadn’t heard of the Shadorma form so had to Google it. That’s today’s little piece of learning 😀

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    • I had to Google it, too. I got the idea from Willowdot. She writes poetry I understand, and I like that. I love poetry, but it can get a little esoteric. 🙂

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    • Thank you, Donna. I’m better today. I still ache a little like the flu, but nothing else – no nausea or headache! So my advice is to go for it. 🙂


  6. With the scarcity of the vaccine in our area, and my age… I won’t be getting the double or the single shot anytime too soon. So I just have to remain diligently careful.

    I’ve read that we may have to go through this ‘new’ vaccine every year like the flu. I’m just waiting on being able to breath in public, much less not be afraid of the wackos who don’t think Masking-up is justified.

    I’ve got a couple of Sue’s books, but I haven’t read them yet. Life is full of lemons. Glad you are making some aide out of it. Stay well. Cheers, ~Jules

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    • Thanks, Jules. This is a pretty sweet lemon compared to many I could have had – like dying of COVID, for instance. A friend of mine lost his mom. She was only 63 and in good health. I was sick about it.

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