Tag: Multiple Sclerosis

The Whispering of the Trees – Creative Non-Fiction

I entered this in the CBC Non Fiction Prize. While I didn’t place in the long list, that’s all good as I can now share it with all of you. * The world had fallen around me. The dark forest had sprung up around…

A Second In Time – A Poem

I look at myself in the picture and, though I’m smiling, I don’t look happy. In the background, just to the side of me, is my cane. It used to be my constant companion, my third leg. I used the cane to walk, to…

The Light That Comes From Me – A Poem

I am broken and mended, a crystal that has been shattered but has fused itself back together so that it can shine. I am broken and cracked, a piece of glass that has experienced trauma, but persevered because of it, the light shining through…

The Wild Sea Within – A Poem

I often feel as if my body contains a storm at sea. It rages inside of me, trying to tear me limb from limb. I can feel my skin being pulled taunt and I am desperately trying to hold it together. Sometimes, all I…

The Joy of Release – A Poem

I sit outside, the air cold upon my face. Sun is shining down through leaves coloured red, orange, gold and yellow. When the sun shines through them, it changes the colour of my skin. Though there is joy all around me, I am torrent…

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