Courage Poem by Teens

Living With Sickness

Every word in this poem is true. I've had a really tough year. With my family problems and mine. I feel like I've lost the bubbly, happy girl I once was and I hate that. I have junior Rheumatoid Arthritis at just 14 years old. It took the doctors 2 years to find out what it was. And when they did I had to have surgery But that didn't stop the pain and it got worst and at one point I had to go to the ICU unit. But god saved my life that day I stopped breathing and for that I am so thankful.

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Hmmm, It's good, I also has a terrible sickness, I didn't believe that I'd live till this day. I thank the LORD!

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My Pain


Published: October 2011

My pain feels like bones breaking,
Day after day.
I feel so stressed and tired,
that my hair may turn gray.
I keep on crying,
like an old tissue tatty and wear.
What if I don't get better,
That is my biggest fear.
I feel so dizzy, like I might fall down,
but no matter what my family has been around.
However lately I feel like I might give up,
as I have so many pills that they could fill up a cup.
This year hasn't been so great for me,
and not for a lot of my family.
My grandma is forgetting simple things,
like who she is and what she brings.
My uncle and best friend have cancer,
I wish somehow that they will both find the answer.
These horrible things are making me mad,
I love them so much it makes me sad.
Believe me I'm not trying to make it all about me,
I just don't know the last time my pain was a three.
All I've been getting is nines and nines,
there's no way this pain is in my mind.
Without god I would not be here,
he saved my life this year.
The pain is only a small price to pay,
as I wish to walk with my lord someday.


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  • Ebron by Ebron
  • 7 years ago

Hmmm, It's good, I also has a terrible sickness, I didn't believe that I'd live till this day. I thank the LORD!

  • Christal by Christal
  • 9 years ago

(never give up)
As I sit back and think of everything I been through I just start to cry, because I been through a lot. Here's my story....... November of 2010 my life changed forever. I got diagnose with lupus, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), and asthmas. Let's start from the beginning, all my life I was been playing sports basketball, and running track. I was always the starting the point guard. I was always the fastest on the team. November 13, 2010 I was 15 years old when I got sick I was bleeding, very weak, fatigued, light headed, blood pressure was very low. Mom rushed me to the hospital before I knew it the doctors and nurses were rushing me to surgery. That's when I found out that my platelets were less than 1 percent. They had to put tubes all in me. I had to get plasma. I was in the hospital for 3 months; I had blood clots in both of my lungs and 1 big one in my heart. At this point I was ready to give up because I didn't want no one talking about me or judging me. November 2011 I had a relapse with my illness, now I have to use a wheel chair some days because I am so weak and can't feel my legs. Now 2012 I am in remission and I couldn't have done it without my father above, and family. I'm telling my story because I don't want anyone to think their alone in this world or have to deal with things on their own or those that think the only one that's gone through things. Let's all work together and encourage each other not to give up. To the one that's not going through things, don't take life for granted, don't judge people because they're in a wheelchair or they can't do the things you're doing because your life can change over night

Love always

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