I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.
Affliction of an illness is a poem about watching someone you love face a devasting illness. Tears fill your eyes as you watch him stumble through each day losing pieces of himself. You hope he will regain his strength and become his old self again. No longer wearing a pretend smile.
"Lady Antebellum - One Day You Will"
Affliction of an Illness
Water drips from her sad, frightened eyes
watching him wither away,
losing the freshness of his manhood.
Attempting to find his youth,
walking with feet that stumble,
trying to force his tired eyes
to stay awake,
gasping with each breath he takes.
Pretending that nothing is wrong
while in public view,
unveiling a smiling mask
with his suit of armor.
Hoping the day comes soon
when he feels young and spry,
ready to take on the world,
leaving his false face in the rear-view mirror.
"Live Like You Were Dying - Tim McGraw"by
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