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Cynthia and Samantha lovely ... so glad you are with us Samantha.
Wow everyone great writes, Samantha thank you for sharing, glad you are well xx
Thanks Samantha! 🤗
It only has 4 letters
How simple it must be
Someone must have forgot to tell it.
It couldn’t be more complicated for me
I have lost it once
I’ve had to fight to function in it
There are days when I wished I had a better one
It’s such a little word to cause so many problems for me
I guess I should stick around and see
just where this little LIFE takes me.
It wasn't long ago,
when I didn't think I had a chance,
to ever be a part again,
to love and sing and dance.
I was very ill,
with Cancer of all things,
You cannot imagine,
the kind of fear that brings
I looked at my young children,
wondering if I would ever have a chance see,
The wedding for my son,
Or a grandchild run to me.
Its funny how you feel,
when life is challenged for you
until your in that situation,
You don't know what you'll do
Now I appreciate life,
more than I ever knew I could,
I am cancer free
I take life easy, with all the bad and good
I Am Alive
Sometimes I stumble try not to fall,
My voice a soft whisper till I hear the call.
“Rise, rise from your dreaded despair,
You are alive and have lots of love to share.
Pain goes with life for its not a simple thing,
Slowly it fades, leaving only the remembering.
Remembering is good, its but a lesson to learn,
Never again, and my mind begins to turn.
Not backwards, no, never. Some things I will forget,
Only forward, new memories, no doubts, no regrets.
On my feet now standing both tall and proud,
My voice no longer a whisper, but a shout among the crowd.
I’m a person, alive, and from the curse I am free,
I’ll no longer allow anyone to walk over me.
Untrusting to some with a cynic eye,
But true friends I have and on golden wings my spirit will fly.
I AM ALIVE. Isn’t life great.
© Cynthia Clark