“A poem is the very image of life expressed in its eternal truth.”
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Why I Still Smile

Instead of life's joy,
I could speak of loneliness.
It weighs heavily.

There will come a time
to acknowledge the burden
of isolation.

Today I still smile.
Elusive though it may be,
joy as a goal helps.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

MS and Childbearing


Families create
the foundational structure
of our existence.

Research demonstrates
MS affects decisions
about childbearing.

MS once again
thwarts life's normal unfolding

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Expressing Gratitude


I have been lucky.
Others smoothed the thorny trail
of my MS path.

I could have floundered
more than I already was.
They steadied my course.

I am quite grateful
help came when I needed it
at key points in life.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A Whole Lot of *#@!!


*#@!! *#@!! *#@!! *#@!! *#@!!
It has been that kind of week.
Peace proved elusive.

In a stranglehold,
computer and health issues
vexed and frustrated.

The aggravation
seeped into all parts of life,
compounding the stress.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

MS and Aging


MS meets aging,
double teaming to worsen

age and MS both proceed.
Neither has a cure.

It does get scary
when these unrelenting foes
challenge coping tools.