By Michael W. Raley
I never knew my own strength
Until I came across my greatest foe.
Not a person or cosmic entity,
But my own body.
I live with the chronic sickness and pain
While I strive to live a full life.
I do my best not to complain
And I don’t want to be a burden,
But there are times when it’s too much,
Yet I persevere.
The prayers have stopped
And God remains silent.
I guess it up to me
To gear up and face this enemy,
Which I will, no matter the obstacle,
No matter how I feel.
“Vivere est militare.”
To live is to fight
And fight on I will.