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by Jane Drebus
(Southern Indiana)

I have a little window to the world
I see the people walk by, ride by,
Kids on bikes swerve in the street
I try to pretend I know what's there
I try to think nothing's changed

But it has.

My little window's all too familiar
It sees me wipe my MS eyes
It hears the quiver in my voice
My window used to be so beautiful
Stained glass color splashed for me
Blues, purples and pinks

All of it mine.

That's the problem, you see;
It's all mine and none to share
Whether the sun makes me squint
Or the dark clouds threaten me
It's all mine because I see it alone
Can't play peek-a-boo by yourself.

Jane Drebus
copyright 2009

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Jan 03, 2010
by: Evelia

Jane you hit it on the nose. Going thru this chronic illness is very lonely. A lot of people would say we use this illness as a crutch. They don't have it, they can't relate.

Jul 01, 2009
Very Powerful
by: Akrista

Wow, Jane. This is a very powerful poem. It expresses exactly the way Cir feels sometimes. Living with MS can be such a lonely affair.

Well said.

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