Stroke-Torn Woman

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Stroke-Torn Woman


I met a stroke-torn woman

Her old life left behind

Left lying on the floor too long

With consequence unkind


One leg weak with muscle loss

Speech affected too

Determined to fight back again

Would we?, would I?, would you?


She studied, passed her theory

License, for to drive

Then waited for her car

Adjusted, to arrive


As usual she came in today

A smile was on her face

“I drove myself in here today

Rejoined the human race!”


No longer does she now rely

On others for transport

She's shown that by determination

Problems can be fought


She has become a close friend

Still suffers scars of war

My friend, this stroke-torn woman

Left too long on the floor


Don Matthews October 2018


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mona s

Tue 9th Apr 2019 12:33

The poem resonates well.. Met a stroke patient recently, Truly, the courage and the will has helped her to sail through it all..

<Deleted User> (21487)

Tue 9th Apr 2019 10:42

This is a story of human courage, I wish her well.


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