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Poem: "When Illness Strikes"

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

Poem Summary

"When Illness Strikes" is a short poem describing how helpless we feel when an illness takes over.

Familiar moments are non-existent.

We stand in silence hoping it's a dream as we take one step at a time.

"Ingrid Michaelson - Afterlife"

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"When Illness Strikes"

Like a thief in the night,

an illness strikes

leaving behind

a feeling of helplessness.


Familiar moments

hide deep,

as we stand motionless

hoping it's only a dream.


In the quiet silence,

we embrace one another

taking one step at a time.

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"Tasha Layton - Into The Sea ( It's Gonna Be Okay)"

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