November or The Truth will set you free!
In memory of Ginny Marks who also had RA and passed away because blood clots in her lungs mis-diagnosed as FLU (even though she'd had it before - hereditary)!
And dedicated to my sister Diane, now being diagnosed with RA or PMR…
Here they come again --
Sleet and snow and rain!
Come to take my breath away,
Replaced by colds and flu –
(Or it is now pneumonia?
When will this be through?!)
So help me, God, get through this day
And find how to renew
my energy and strength of will
so all my efforts don’t fall nil !
“Use the pain against the pain!”
Friend Ginny used to say –
To hell with sleet and snow and rain!
I won’t let my RA
Destroy my life’s ambitious course –
No, maybe pain will be my ‘horse’ !
Redoubling motivation now,
I have something to prove –
I’m still a person talent-bound:
As long as I can move (my thoughts),
My brain to think and to decide
I still can move ahead.
And what was that re: lemonade?
“Make lemonade!” they said.
So – don’t evade the truth, embrace
its strength to lead you on –
Instead, take heart, look up, arise
Look depression in the face –
Own it, grab it, stand up tall
And find redeeming grace!