Poetry – September 22, 2014

Me and My Obstacles

I have Breast Cancer, but it doesn’t define ME.

Happiness, joy and peace guides ME.

I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, but it doesn’t limit ME.

Exercise, prayer and meditation moves ME.

I have Fibromyalgia, but it doesn’t control ME.

Yoga, mindfulness and music distracts ME.

Living in the Present Moment empowers ME.

Grateful, my  obstacles do not restrict ME.

And, believe it or not, this works for ME!!

–Poem by:  SeasonedSistah2 

Author: SeasonedSistah2

During this final season life, I am going on a journey to define "ME." Opening up and going outside of my comfort zone to redefine ME.. Exploring and pursuing new interests that will lead to personal happiness, serenity, and tranquility. In undertaking this mission, overcoming the FEAR is my greatest challenge. Fear has played a large role in my life, but I overcame the FEAR of breast cancer, chronic pain associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and Sleep Apnea. My new mantra: FEAR has two meanings: "(1) Forget Everything And Run, or (2) Face Everything and Rise. The Choice is Mine." Blogging here I come ready or not!!!

25 thoughts on “Poetry – September 22, 2014”

      1. I did miss you. Glad to know all is well. I am scheduled for cataract surgery tomorrow morning. The ophthalmologist assures me it’s only a 20 minute outpatient surgical procedure and even with the recovery period, I shouldn’t be in the hospital more than 3-4 hours. If all goes well, I can stay on my blogging schedule.


      2. Wow! You noticed I was absent…you are so gracious. Now i’m smiling. I do read your write-ups and comments even when I can’t reply and most times share with my King. My friends know I love your site and when I showed them too they liked it and you. Hope your appointment went well. Welcome back to Blogsville.


      3. Hi, Imani – Many, many years ago, while attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison (early 1970s), I satisfied my language requirements by taking two years of Swahili, one semester of Hausa, and one semester of Xhosa. Sadly, I retained little. But, I did remember Imani means Faith; and, when I read the poetry you share as well as the posts you write, I see the writings of a Faithful person. On another note, my cataract surgery went well — spent less than three hours at the hospital surgical center. Bed rest yesterday. This morning, I visited the eye surgery and everything looked good to him. Assuming the eye heals properly, I will the left eye done in two-three weeks. Whoopee!! First time, without glasses since I was ten years old. Trying to see the positive side of every situation. Still a little slow in Blogville as the brightness of the computer is sometimes irritating. But, I know to turn it off, when it becomes too much. Thank you for your comments. Hugs!!

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  1. Very inspiring.I was in a 36hr coma after I collapsed during chemotherapy due to high levels of cumulative steroids in 2006 and I clearly know what being positive and fighting is all about.I was 42 years with 2 young children.


    1. Thank you for your comments. So sad you had to go through this serious illness but grateful you had the positivity in your life that allowed you to fight. Hope things are going well, today.


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