Tuesday, July 24, 2012


A poem for those who need hope.

Struggling to see the light
Struggling to see anything but night
Lost in fear and pain
Lost with nothing to gain
Two steps forward and one step back
As the body struggles to make what it lacks
Work the way it used to do
Before when all was new
Yearning to pretend I haven’t changed
Learning to find I have other range
Mad, sad and glad, that I’m still here,
But still with a tiny ticking fear
That the body will betray
The progress today
And still struggling on
Beating my prey
The disease that lingers on
But conquer it I will.
©Sheilagh Lee July 24,2012

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Goodbye is Not A word I want to Say

My heart is bursting with pride
Yet still I die a little inside
May daughter grown
The seeds are sown
My baby girl is leaving me
She will be too far to see
Each and everyday
Too far to do more than say
Hello by Skype and how are you
My heart feels empty
My eyes do too
As silent tears I cry
As have to say goodbye
So she can live her dreams
But still it seems
It’s not fair why can’t  a job be found?
So she can move across town?
 ©Sheilagh Lee July 18,2012