By John Yurgens
Like the phoenix rising from the ashes
As a Stroke survivor, I see myself rising from the ruins of a shattered/ broken man.
A mere shell l of the man I was before 11-12-13 (aneurysm/stroke date)
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Destroyed physically mentally emotionally vocationally
Many Trials and errors attempting to pick up those pieces of my pre stroke life.
Multiple Attempts Fail; not from lack of effort or desire.
Even if the pieces can be found, they will not match up.
Like a bad jig saw puzzle the pieces won’t fit together
Much Like Humpty dumpty no one can put the old me back together again
Reinventing me, redefining me or rediscovering me.
Friend to so many.
Now a poet once again
My gift of writing I pushed aside all those years ago; life you know.
I am humbled and blessed to be allowed to share my words with you and the world.