Poem: Names

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patrick123

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Dennis , Brad, Scott, David, Andre, Ryan, Linda, Russ, Don, Donnie, Tony. Marty, Steve, Pete, Sue

To most, these are just a few names.
We run across them everyday.
Most are husbands, wives,fathers, brothers, sisters, mothers.

But to a very few they are more then just a name.
They represent a disease that nobody can understand.
Except for those who live with it, or live around it.

It comes to steal your body.
Like a thief in the night.
Unable to be stopped, or deterred.

It takes your voice, leaving you silent.
It takes your ability to eat, dependent on a tube.
It steals your arms, legs, and your breath.

Their strength and spirit could not be taken.
Their joy of life was theirs to keep.
A smile always there.

They are shadows of those we once embraced.
Leaving us to grieve at their loss.
Without meaning or understanding.

We are warriors fighting a battle.
Always changing, always having hope.
We are ALS.

Live well and dance in your underpants

Patrick
 
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