~Three Strikes I Still Stand~

The first time I was twenty-one
The second twenty-six
First I had a rare disease
Then it was in my head

By the third at thirty-one
I knew why I couldn’t walk
It made it a little easier
Still hard to face the truth
I have MS

The first paralysis
I fashioned my own therapy
The second I perfected it
By the third, I was a pro
At walking again

Even so, damage occurred
A numb hand, a limping leg
Plenty of nerve confusion
Very hard to heal
Nevertheless, still a goal

They say three strikes
Then you are out
I have had all three
I still Stand

~

received The Singing in the Rain Award. You can find it in the about above.

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Amanda
    Aug 28, 2010 @ 23:49:00

    Ziibi…you have always been such an inspiration to me…I want to introduce you to my very good friend…maybe you have seen her around here?…you both are shining lights in my life….here is a link to her page…much love my dear friend and have a great weekend xxx
    http://musingbymoonlight.com/2010/08/28/red-beans-and-ricely/

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  2. River
    Aug 29, 2010 @ 01:55:39

    Amanda~ You are so sweet, darling. I will look her up. 🙂

    (¯`v´¯)
    .♥..¸.♥
    ¸.• ♥
    ´(¸.•*¨`*•.♥.•*¨`*•♥•*¨`♥

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  3. Jamie Dedes
    Aug 29, 2010 @ 03:11:01

    Ziibi, this is the beautifully wrought poem of a person who is also beautiful and strong … Thank you. Blessings …

    Jamie (referred by Amanda)

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  5. Jamie Dedes
    Aug 29, 2010 @ 07:05:00

    Ziibi, I hope you will accept the award for you posted here:
    http://wp.me/pne74-423

    Happy Sunday …

    Reply

  6. River
    Aug 29, 2010 @ 07:38:50

    Thank You Jamie for your comment and the award 🙂

    Reply

  7. Talon
    Aug 29, 2010 @ 13:13:14

    Such strength in this poem. I applaud your resolve and admire it immensely!

    Reply

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