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The Poetry of Alaurilee
Serving Hugs on a Platter and Tears in a Teacup
A Ray of Hope
hoping they'll be signs of remission
from this chronic Crohn's scarlet letter.
Racked with pain and weakness as well,
this sweet man I love perseveres.
He keeps on moving each and every day;
smiling eyes at the world while hiding his tears.
Today we have a bright ray of hope,
for the first time in over a year.
A new med is working its magic we think;
this faint ray of 'maybe' brings us a tear.
So we leave this office together today,
holding hands with hopeful hearts;
and long for just one more day,
when the pain stops before it even starts.