ILLNESS

Not a funny matter.
Some fight to live their lives.
Yet some of you make jokes.
Do you really think that’s nice?
Well I have met a stranger
Who is much more sick than I.
And if her tests are what they think,
It might not be too far till she would die.
So as I sit in misery
Over a sore throat pain,
Let me ask God to help her
Give her rest again.

1-4-1990
written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Had strep throat. Was given penicillin. Was talking with a man whose wife was also at the ER and really sick. They thought it was her kidneys making her so gravely ill.

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