FIRE, MUD, PAIN, BRAVERY

The first time he fell and needed help up.

FIRE…

Being trapped in a wheelchair for three years.

FIRE…

Not being able to go to his favorite place, the ocean.

FIRE…

Not getting to tell his loved ones he loved them with his own voice.

FIRE…

Trying to walk ten feet without falling.

MUD…

Watching his grandchildren play fight knowing he can’t join in.

MUD…

Struggling to do the everyday activities everyone else does.

MUD…

Trying to stay sane while his body is slowly eaten away.

MUD…

The first time he choked on his food.

PAIN…

Every second of physical therapy.

PAIN…

Having a completely different body temperature than everyone.

PAIN…

The constant ache of his muscles deteriorating.

PAIN…

The first time he got the bad news.

BRAVERY…

Being positive and a little crazy even though he was hurting

BRAVERY…

Accepting the fact that there is no cure.

BRAVERY…

Telling his family he loved them one more time.

BRAVERY…

 

The poet and his pappy.