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The Insidious Intruder
by Barb McClatchy
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Inspiration for living with chronic illness

Take what you will

You always do

But you can’t have my sanity

Steal what’s not yours

I know you will

But you can’t touch my dignity

Beat me down

And isolate me

But my legs remain mine to defy you

Pillage my senses

And leave me for dead

But my soul, my cellmate, is beyond you

When I Fall by Barb McClatchy
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Reviewed by Alicia wizard (Reader) 1/28/2009
A wonderful and dignified piece of work. My own nother has Ovarian Cancer and this brings to mind the dignity and pride fostered by looming death. I really enjoyed this~

Reviewed by Rodney Bohen 8/16/2008
Grand piece!
Well done.
Honesty always commands the attention
Of the hearing in heart.
Keep up the good quality work.

Reviewed by Ken Chartrand 6/17/2008
Hello Barb, I read your poem,"Insidious Intruder". It was a very touching piece of writing. I found it left a positive message. With courage we can face anything. Don't worry, when you fall you will be helped up. I have type 2 Dibetes,not the the worst thing someone can have,but I somewhat know what it feels like to have something that can alter a lifestyle. Best of luck. Please feel free to visit my site here in the "Den"
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 5/15/2008
Went through it with Hubby Tom Aug 17, from smoking cigarettes and too many over the years. Know just what you are explaining here. He died with dignity and peacefully though but I have a hard time with grief. Maybe you could write something on grief cause you write so beautifully.
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 4/25/2008
aaaaaaah yes..been there done that..
exceptional write..thank you Barb..
Vesna :)
Reviewed by Dark Knight 3/7/2008
wow-this was a powerful read!!
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 11/12/2007
Superb write. So many can identify with this.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 11/9/2007
An everyday uphill battle, but a battle that must be one. Never to give in, well written....

Be safe,
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 11/9/2007
Yes, the truly insidious thing would be to allow it to take all that you mentioned and being unable to stop it . . .
Reviewed by Paul Berube 11/9/2007

It can be a tough battle at times but love, prayer and fortitude will see it through.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/9/2007
As one who lives with illness/disability, I could easily identify with this. At times it may think it has me, but it doesn't, no, not really. I have to fight to get through every day; it's not easy, but I am stronger, much stronger than my disabilities/health problems!

Powerful reminder; thank you!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/8/2007

Excellent reminder that we may have illness, disability, but they don't have US. :) Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Rebecca Lerwill 11/8/2007
lots of emotions here. Wonderful write, though it's sad.

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