I awakened today

with a heaviness

that I could not escape.

Lacerating pain

oppressing not just the body,

but tormenting the mind.

Weary of the battle,

unable to fortify

against the alliance

I surrendered.

Conceding, not to defeat

but to acceptance.

Ever mindful

in the daily battle

against pain

victory comes

in abstaining from


and reinforcing


Deb Correia 12/14/15©




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