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A Poem by Robert Breining

April 2010

I am an HIV/AIDS cyber-activist, blogger and social network guru.

My Theory

DO YOU REALLY KNOW WHAT IT IS LIKE TO BE ME?
LIVING DAY TO DAY WITH AN UNWANTED FRIEND CALLED "HIV"
HAVE YOU EVER WALKED MY JAGGED PATH?
THIS IS MY GRAPES OF WRATH
DO YOU FEEL THE PAIN I FEEL?
TRUST ME THIS IS REAL
I NEVER THOUGHT IT WOULD BE ME
THE ONE WHOM CONTRACTED HIV
IT CREEPED AROUND THE CORNER
WITH NO FOOTSTEPS TO HEAR
2.5 MILLION INFECTED LAST YEAR
WITH NO CURE WE ALL LIVE IN FEAR
I'LL STAND UP AND FIGHT WITHOUT SHEDDING A TEAR
COME ON THIS IS MY HEALTH
ONLY I CAN JUDGE MYSELF
IT'S NOT ABOUT WALKING IN MY SHOES
IT'S ABOUT TAKING A SECOND AND STANDING IN THEM.




  
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This article was provided by 2010 Poetry Month at TheBody.com.
 
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2010 Poetry Month at TheBody.com

 

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