Multiple Sclerosis ~ A Villanelle for Steve

Multiple Sclerosis ~ A Villanelle for Steve

to die like this is simply outrageous
the process is a slow photo montage
we pretend we’re stalwart and courageous

day by day it succeeds to upstage us
it ravages the body like a curse
to die like this is simply outrageous

this auto immunity will cage us
with poison that’s inscribed into our nerves
we pretend we’re stalwart and courageous

each loss of freedom strikes to enrage us
as helplessly we try to carry on
to die like this is simply outrageous

friends are glad that we are not contagious
and do their very best to help us out
we pretend we’re stalwart and courageous

healthy lives are filled with far more pages
than those whose years are shortened by M.S.
to die like this is simply outrageous
by the end we’re stalwart and courageous

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