Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sunday Scribbling - "Disconnected"

My Battlefield

My brain is in command
of the vessel that holds
my relentless soul

working as a front line to
defend and protect
against the attack of ALS.

Muscles come under fire
not receiving their orders
yet they keep on fighting

to survive day after day
while growing weaker
as others lay dying.

My brain was helpless
as it saw the disconnection
unable to stop progression

a new strategy of bringing in
the heart and soul
held the enemy at bay.

They will always choose to fight
because surrendering
is never an option.


b said...

No surrendering is not an option...we are with you all the way!


Lucy said...

thank god for your warrior heart and soul!
I especially Love the last line!
NEVER surrender Tammy!
big hugs xoxo

Queen-Size funny bone said...

you go girl, you are woman hear you roar!

floreta said...

you have such strength.. :)

Tumblewords: said...

Surrender? No way! Keep up the good fight - Clear, concise and well-honed poem!

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

Never let the bastard win!

anthonynorth said...

That's right. Never surrender. You're an inspiration.

Tabor said...

Here is my sword and shield. Keep up the fighting spirit. You will win.

gautami tripathy said...

Keep going Tammy. We are there to cheer you on!

SS: tangled mess

Patrick @ Caregivingly Yours said...

'heart and soul', yes that is you!

Caregivingly Yours, Patrick

MichaelO said...

How this word, disconnected, must resonate with you. Fighting is not really a choice, you must do it every day. I echo everyone else's sentiments Tammy. Keep on fighting! We are all in your corner!

Not to get lost in the empathy of your subject, this is a deeply connected poem. I think it is vibrantly reflective of your passion and conviction. Nice work, Tammy. Thank you for sharing it.

paisley said...

girl you brought tears from my eyes... who am i to be sullen.. for what do i have to be sad,, when i have people like you around me ,, showing me how it is done.....

danni said...

tammy - the candor of this post grabs me deep down inside where i live --- your determination sings out loud and clear --- and really sets the pace for the rest of us - thank you for sharing your faith and hope and spreading inspiration!!!

Old Grizz said...

I wish I had your courage. To be able to shout to the world "I will not quit" is an awesome testimony of the beauty of your inner self. the portrayal of your struggle was well written. Old Grizz salutes you. You are what the word courage means.

Tammie Lee said...

"Surrendering is never an option"
You remind me of this every time I visit you. You have expressed yourself so beautifully with this poem. And I have to tell you, i love your profile photo, I smile every time I see you!

AD said...

i so wish i was you!

Giggles said...

Warrior battles on!! You go girl, so proud of you! Such an inspiration!

Big hugs Sherrie

JP/deb said...

Keep the strength girl. We have the faith in you :)

Sending peace, love and prayers.