This poem came to me in an e-mail from a blog called How to Cope with Pain. It really captures the idea of the fact that in spite of the pain, in spite of all that has happened in my life, I am still who I was, I am still me. My dreams may have changed, some of my abilities may be different, I may think differently about some things, but the truth is, beneath it all I still am who I was, I just have a different take on life.
I Am Still Me
My disease after all these years
Has brought to light many fears
Though I hurt every day that I live
There, inside of me, is still so much to give
Some of you don’t recognize me as still the same
And it often causes misunderstanding, hurt, neglect and blame
My dreams in life have remained intact through it all
So please stop laughing and judging as I stumble and fall
The hope of a better tomorrow is always what gets me through
My faith in God and miracles gives me a life anew
My message today very simply put for all of you
Is “I am still me” through and through!