My Life

September 17, 2006 at 11:27 am


[CENTER][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]My life in a chair isn’t very fair,[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/CENTER]

[SIZE=4][/SIZE][CENTER][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]People often treat me like I’m not even there.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[CENTER][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]Some people even poke fun,[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]At those who cannot walk or run.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]Now that I live my life on wheels,[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]It’s hard to explain how I feel.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]I am happy to be alive,[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]But I am so lonely on the inside.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]My family has been great to me,[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]Without their love where would I be?[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]Sometimes I feel like a prisoner in jail,[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]Staring out the window hoping for mail.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/CENTER]
[CENTER][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]I live a sedentary life now,[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]I want to be active but I don’t know how.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]My legs barely move and my feet are paralyzed,[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]I look like hell and just want to hide.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]What kind of life is out there for me?[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]Is there one where I won’t burden society?[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]My blood sugar is on the rise,[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]And my liver functions are way to high.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]It’s impossible not to worry,[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]All these complications happened in a hurry.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/CENTER]
[CENTER][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]Now cheese burgers and chocolate I cannot eat,[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]But it’s hard to get excited about diabetic treats.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]My emotions are a wreck and I haven’t a clue,[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]What’s a big guy like me to do?[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]I mainly miss the little things in life,[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]A snuggly warm hug from my wife.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]A sweet little kiss goodnight,[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]Or maybe a friendly pillow fight.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]Just the feeling that she still loves me,[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]Even though I am not the man I used to be.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]I will always love her in my heart,[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]Even if we continue to drift apart.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/CENTER]
[CENTER][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]My life on wheels isn’t all bad and no good,[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]Especially when I do more than I could.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]Like playing with my son or reading to my daughter,[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]And helping my plants to a drink of water.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]Exercise is fun and therapy is not bad,[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]It’s a great way to vent whenever I am sad.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]I never have to worry about a place to sit,[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]And I still have my mind and my whit.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]My fingers are clumsy, but they do allow me to type,[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]When they get stronger I hope to hand write.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]I am thankful my thighs can move,[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]Hopefully they will continue to improve.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/CENTER]
[CENTER][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]The hardest thing for me to understand is,[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]Why I have to live like this?[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]All I needed was a hernia repair,[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]Not to spend my life in a chair.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]What was my doctor thinking?[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]As my vital signs were sinking![/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]I wonder if he even remembers me,[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]Or if he knows the sorrow he caused my family?[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]What about the night I was supposed to die,[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]When all my friends came to say good-bye.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]Thank you for allowing me to share,[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4][COLOR=red]That my life in this chair still isn’t very fair.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/CENTER]