By John Gregory Evans | Featured Author
almost an anesthetizing
sense of dread
upon my fingertips and hands,
reaching deep into my leg’s nerves,
shattered spinal cord,
as one peels an orange.
now a challenge,
con-fusion of the fusion,
Ruptured and bruised,
arrogance of the humanity factor.
within the eyes
like lightning fingers
to the crown
Continue reading “Spinal Con-fusion: A Poem by a Survivor”
Be kind to your soul
Value your mind and body
You’re one of a kind.
A pertinent reminder for all of us. Thank you, Carl, for a lovely haiku.
Wishing everyone a beautiful week.
By Cynthia Cady Stanton | Featured Author
When in isolation,
and the feeling overwhelms,
remember the love within you.
Look to your heart
and the fullness there,
the fullness that swells
with your sweet attention to it.
You are not alone.
You are the branch
which stretches and shades
from every tree you have sat under.
You are the sea spray
that has kissed your face
from every stroll on the beach.
You are the joy
of your beloved pet
who always blesses you
with pure affection.
You are the song
that the morning bird sings.
You are even the touch
of every hand held
and every embrace shared.
Continue reading “Respite from a Pandemic”
Do you write poetry and have an encouraging or uplifting poem to share? Would you like to inspire the PhoebeMD community while broadening your own blog readership?
If so, I welcome you to submit your poem to be considered for publication.
Continue reading “Get Your Poetry Featured on PhoebeMD!”
Happy May! This weekend, I again open up PhoebeMD.com for another Meet & Greet event. Remember, this is your moment to shine! This was originally started on PhoebeMD as a dedicated time for you all to come together to share blogs and favorite posts, make new connections, and expand your blog audiences.
The guidelines, like always, are very simple…
Continue reading “Share Your Blog [closed]”
By Barbara Leonhard | Featured Contributor
Part 1 – Hope Was Not a Loss: A Story About Measles Encephalitis
Part 2 – Learning How to Walk Again: Barbara’s Story
Back in 1958, the year I almost died from the measles, my parents—unlike the parents of today—did not have to face the choice of vaccination, because there was no vaccine in existence (it wasn’t introduced until several years later, in 1963).
Therefore, it was important for me to share my experience with this condition because of the great controversy that currently exists over vaccines in general, and particularly the measles vaccine. Far too many children are not getting vaccinated against measles and other diseases owing to perceived risks, so now measles has returned as a virulent threat worldwide.
Continue reading “Avoiding the Tragedy: A Look into Disease Prevention”
Life isn’t about
Mountain of moments,
Treasure of breaths.
Rising up the sun,
Thank you, Navnidhi, for this beautiful reminder.
Wishing all a lovely day.