Trees still grow Flaming crimsons and candy apple greens
On a street where she loved and lived and sang with the stars
Her dream consumed her A temptress all in white
Blush red among alabaster cheeks becoming love tumbling down hills with her dream Heart beating vital blood Tendons stretching and breaths coming out in rasps She reached her goal
Taut muscles balled as she massaged the cream into her skin Torrents of pain shot her down Her neck, her knees, her thighs, her back She choked back a sob when the doctors told her why.
Her smile only so deep She fancied dancing with sycamore trees Climbing the great pines and looking out into the valleys
As her pain waxed, She was found weeping with the willows
The day her dream departed. A smile, the blush betraying her frail features
Her love, her passion, it was deep enough to bring her dream back.
About the Author – Brittny Lee
Hi, my name is Brittny Woss. I go by Brittny Lee on WordPress. I am a survivor of chronic illness and blogger at Dawning Creations, in which I use my writing to help encourage and help others. When I post a poem, I want people to be inspired and know that they can post anything they need to get out to heal, as it’s so important for people to be heard and supported.
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