I wake to cloudy skies, my mind at unease.
I wake to being all that has been taken from me.
No longer youthful or pretty.
No longer energetic or carefree.
I find no peace within, only chaos.
Where do I turn? How do I cope with this day?
The same as before,
With that strength that I found
Somewhere deep inside me.
Will this battle within strengthen or kill me?
Today, I choose to live.
By Deirdre Conran