A Poem by Roberto D. Barnes
I would like to dedicate this poem to TheBody.com, all the readers here and abroad living with HIV/AIDS in the community, to those who have lost family members, friends and loved ones to HIV/AIDS in the past years, and to my partner Antonio M. Campbell, who passed away three years ago.
May God bless all of you, your loved ones and TheBody.com for allowing us to express our deepest fears into words and helping us to overcome this transition with ease and acceptance to begin to live.
Fear of The Ultimate Reality
Nothing had brought me closer to life
It was not just dying that frightens me,
I have gotten over the idea of dying of AIDS
Something has struck me, wasn't death itself,
I had found in myself the lack of confidence
The thought of death that I once knew
I had come up with an idea,
If I died, and then reawakened,
This article was provided by 2012 Poetry Month at TheBody.com.
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