Waiting

Here’s a few words that came to me today when thinking about my fight against Chronic Lyme Disease.  I know that someday I shall overcome and as a loved one calls it, graduate to my next seminar.  ~Della Haugen

Waiting


Years of unknowing

You hid from me beautifully

The damage created

Has now been discovered

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*Waiting for my ending

Wondering if I’ll survive

You may have my body

But my soul will survive


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I fight with you daily

You let go for awhile

Returning to remind me

That you could never say goodbye

Someday I’ll take control

And you won’t have a chance

My life has meaning

Even if I can’t dance

The tears for today

Will be long gone tomorrow for

I will have a new battle

And no longer will wallow

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The doctors have found you

And a few know you well

They fight for all of us

But are still overwhelmed

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Our spirit carries our will

And it will support us well

For we are the stories of Chronic Lyme Disease that we all know too well

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We will find our way eventually to our healthy selves

You have no power over me

for now I know you too well.