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A Poem by D

April 2011

D from Dublin, Ireland, was diagnosed in April 2010. Following a three-month stay in a hospital and what could only be termed a near-death experience he started antiretroviral therapy. He is now on the up with those magic figures on the rise and has found a new lust for life. He has written many poems concerning his diagnosis and subsequent journey.

The Fight

This fight has but begun
will continue for life
until I'm defeated
I'll not surrender to strife

fighting each battle
one day at a time
with the help of true soul mates
forever entwined

times will be good
and times will be bad
but together one hopes
it won't be so sad

I'll fight for my life
trust in my soul
have faith in love
and hopefully grow old

the support you bring
enables my courage
together we'll beat this
of that I must be certain

We will fight for hope
and hope for life
there will be no surrender
in the fight for life

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