Restless am I
Now awake in my bed
Longing for sleep…
Focus is off
Double vision is my sight
Faulty images result…
Mumbled thoughts ensue
To concentrate a difficult task
Eager for clarity…
Body is flaccid
Losing control of my limbs
Damaged myelin attacks…
Speech is slurred
Face and mouth are numb
Inebriated with disease…
Body parts ache
On the outside and in
A deteriorating disease…
Far too long
Running from my disease now
Slapping my face…
Revealing myself wholly
Knowing what I have become
Accepting my reality…
No longer resisting
His challenge to fight accepted
My gift now…

Copyright © 2008 Carolyn A. Legg
Painting: Re-Birth, page 65, Poem page 66