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Screaming Wouldn't Help
by Bobbi Ann Duffy
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Many of you have been my friends and readers for years. I have been noticably gone for a few months while attending college, but that has all changed, and you will understand why when you read this poem.


Screaming Wouldn’t Help

For thirty-six years I have fought against the tide.
I have dared life to try to defeat me.
I have spent hour upon hour finding answers
To impossible questions of body, mind and spirit.
Never have I asked why.
Never have I accepted defeat.
Never have I questioned my ability
to deal with whatever life threw at me.
Never until now!
It is not age, or pain, or ignorance
That now has me in its grip.
It is something that I have never backed down from;
Fear grips my soul, my heart and my mind.
Fear for my child.
Fear for her life.
Fear of something I cannot save her from.
A ten year old mistake now threatens her life.
It doesn’t matter to me who infected her, or when.
All that matters to me is that my child is HIV positive
And her life hangs in the balance.
Beyond my fear for her life, is the greater fear
That I will not be able to tough this one out,
Keep my composure,
Not blame God,
What I fear most
Is that I will fail her now
When it matters most!

©2010 Bobbi Ann Duffy

 

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Reviewed by Barbara Terry 8/16/2010
Oh this is sad. My prayers are with you Bobbi.

May the Lord Bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and walk by your side. With love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister Barbie.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 4/16/2010
"...Never have I accepted defeat..." and with that attitude, the daughter will never be unprotected!

Georg

Reviewed by Felix Perry 4/15/2010
From the deepest depths of my heart my prayers and wishes go out to you for your daughter and for the strength you will so desparately need to move forward. There are no platitudes nor anything that can be said to help except know that you have friends here...
fee
Reviewed by Eileen Granfors 4/15/2010
You will not fail her. You will be there in loving support. Sometimes the mortal body fails. Love never fails. Prayers for you and your daughter. Eileen
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/14/2010
This is truly compelling, Bobbi Ann. I empathize with you and I pray for you and for your daughter. Love and blessings,

Regis
Reviewed by Carin Spirit 4/14/2010
Dear Bobbi ~ My prayers are with you and your daughter. Carin' Spirit
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 4/14/2010
Dear Bobbi, You and she have my prayers for her recovery. Prayers are a very powerful tool. May GOD bless your daughter and you too. I know you will be there for her.

GOD BLESS YOU, and YOUR DAUGHTER ALWAYS
Tony
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 4/14/2010
I'm so very sorry to learn about what's happening with you daughter. The best you can do is to be there for her when she needed you most. Offer her emotional support as well as physical.

A heart-wrenching write!

Sandie Angel :o(



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