I Refuse to Surrender

Photo: CA Hawthorne

Photo: CA Hawthorne

This poem is for me,
battling what only I can see.
Years fighting,
yet again defying,
and refusing to surrender.

It’s probably not what you think,
not a psychological link.
They’re concerns,
and from them I’ve learned
I’ll always refuse to surrender.

No, this is about my arch nemesis,
hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
This is about lungs failing,
oxygen disappearing,
and still I’m refusing to surrender.

We Tauruses are stubborn
unwilling to cease despite the odds.
Encourage, look away,
or get out of my way,
I refuse to surrender.

©January 2017, Christina Anne Hawthorne

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