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Hit By Illness

Illness, like a stealthy thief, 
snuck up on me, knocked me flat, 
and ransacked my interior,

Taking things I didn’t know 
were missing until I
got back up again. 

Gone was the mask 
of illusion that shielded 
me from my mortality.

Bare were the walls 
that kept sorrow 
hidden for years. 

Robbed of certainty
and confidence in 
my own capabilities,

I stood vulnerable
in the uncluttered space
of my life - 

and found poetry.

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  1. Date: 12/13/2009 3:14:00 PM
    Excellent write, Krista! Stay strong and keep writing. Thank you for sharing. Peace and love, Audrey

  1. Date: 12/12/2009 3:56:00 PM
    And Poetry is a great expression of emotion to release all the bad and good things we hold inside.. u have written this so beautifully, Krista, and much continued success in your quest to write more poetry.. thankxxx for your kind comments on my poetry tonight... blessings... luv... Linda-Marie, P.E.P.S. "Sweetheart"