"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