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Poem: Battle Against Time

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Poem Summary

Battle Against Time is a poem about a couple who finds out one of them has an illness. They face this new chapter in their life together with strong-will & determination. They plan to battle this together and beat it against all the odds.

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"Stand by You" by Rachel Platten

Battle Against Time


Hands intertwined, anxiously awaiting
each spoken word they hear,
challenging a decision,
a battle against time.

Holding each other tight
drying tears,
disappointing news
confirming their worst suspicion.

Gaining helpful knowledge
diminishes fear
within this uphill battle,
sighs of relief.

Striking forces together,
tackling this complex maze,
imminent defeat
is no match for strong-willed determination.

"I Won't Back Down" by Tom Petty

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Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you

Doesn't mean you can, should, or need to do it alone.

— Lisa Olivera

© 2019 BRENDA ARLEDGE

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