I wrote this today to my buddy Al who is at Mayo Clinic battling cancer. I thought it might help all of us in our respective battles. I hope it encourages you.
Pain and weakness always come and say...
"I am here to stay, I will not go away.
They come and say, "Dismay!"
But when this duo sing their song,
another declares it eternally wrong.
He says in gentle tone,
eternal presence is his alone.
Fear not my friend, tho' you bend.
You will not break, it's not the end.
Tho' this duo has a voice,
your fate is simply not their choice.
The hands that hold you are stronger still,
than all earth's power, and all earth's will."
Written this 16th Day of February 2007 in recognition of your war, and mine. Hang in there Al, it won't be long and it will be fishing and pheasants for us. Praying for you. - Love Ya Buddy