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A Poem by Brooke Davidoff

April 2010

I'm a 31-year-old female and I live in Seattle. I was diagnosed Jan. 8, 2010.

The words dripped down my body
through my porcelain white skin
down to my tainted blood
you are HIV +

I did not feel sad
no fear, or anger
I felt power

A surge of destiny
like this was my new calling

Life comes too easy
we take it for granted
fall into the cracks
of normal people
work, family, home to watch tv - repeat

Being okay
with no sense of purpose

But wow, a writer
through most of my life
given the opportunity
to let the people know
what it's like to feel a disease

Not a mythical character someone made up

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Comment by: Anonymous Fri., Apr. 22, 2011 at 12:26 pm EDT
Good keep it up thanks for giving
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Comment by: Aunt Sandi (Florida) Thu., Jan. 20, 2011 at 12:41 pm EST
I am so proud of you Brooke. You have a wonderful talent for writing, I hope you get some where with it..
You are doing a great service to straight women as well as others.

Luv
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Comment by: Frank T (Zimbabwe) Tue., Nov. 9, 2010 at 11:05 am EST
Nice poem.I like it
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Comment by: dheeraj dev (Nagpur, Maharashtra, india) Fri., Jun. 25, 2010 at 7:03 am EDT
Brooke
you are really GREAT...................
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Comment by: Alora (Colorado, US) Sun., Jun. 6, 2010 at 7:45 pm EDT
I clicked through a link in your blog to find this, your poetry, and am now sitting here in tears. From one young, straight, white, non drug using, empowered, female, determined, newlywed to another, thank you for finding words that too often escape me. I look forward to following your blog and hope to see more of your poetry as well. Thank you.
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