What it does to me when I see it
The answer is it makes me angry and frayed
Defeat due to illness is not an option for this jay of clay
When a setback happens I want to overcome it.
I have disdain for the illness and compassion for others beloved
Especially family members and friends on any day
I fall to my knees and pray
So they can have victory and know they are loved
Embracing difficulties is the fabric of life
Giving in and accepting defeat isn’t in my DNA
Saying yes to God that made me to love, work and play
Seeing someone I love give up cuts me me like a knife.
Striving to be well in mind, body and soul
Feeling the sun on one’s face and the breeze in the air
Acknowledge the past,embracing the present and excited about the future we dare
This is my declaration and goal.
To those that I love
May you continue to fight the good fight
Your illness or challenges will not win as you take flight
May you be strong like an eagle and harmless as a dove.
By Ty Stingel
August 7, 2013
This poem is dedicated to all those who suffered illness, injury,challenges and loss in their lives.