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

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Great Pretender



The Great Pretender
Marc portrays powerfully
describes you and me.

Acknowledging loss,
the occasional envy,
Marc honors raw truths.

His unbowed spirit
even in peril affirms
life still has value.

5 comments:

Muffie said...

I, too, found many familiar items in his post! I wonder if people who were born with disabilities "pretend" as much as we, who saw both sides.

The Wheelchair Kamikaze said...

Judy, I'm proud to have been able to inspire one of your poems. Seems we have ourselves a mutual inspiration society going. My "Great Pretender" post really seemed to strike a nerve. On the one hand, it's gratifying that I can give voice to the feelings of so many, but on the other it just plain sucks that so many of us share such feelings. Thanks for doing your part to shine a light on "the journey"…

Anonymous said...

Thank you so very much for your poems!! Wish you the best!!

Judy at Peace Be With You said...

Muff, yes, if you've never known it, how can you miss it?

Marc, honestly, I think you found your calling as our official voice. You do it so exceptionally well.

Anonymous, thank you! Wishing you the best as well!

Mary Gerdt said...

Perfect Poetry! Sorry have not made time to stop by more often...The ship pulled me in, then I read to here...Love your poetry, Judy, Have a Beautiful rest of summer...mary