"What do you See?"

What do you see
When you look at me?
Am I still the person
I used to be?


Or do you see disease
Taking over me
In my head, my heart
Almost all of me…


Can you see the pain
I learned to hide so well
Or feel the feelings
I seldom tell?


Can you understand the anguish
That threatens my soul
Or understand the reasons
I am no longer whole?


Can you try to comprehend
How MS takes its toll
Affecting my entire body
Where I lose control…


I don’t have any answers
But please try to realize
This disease that binds me
Is not a disguise…


MS made me different
A struggle each day
But I’m much better you see
Because finally I’m free…




Copyright © 2008 Carolyn A. Legg
Painting: Celebration page 67, Poem page 68