One Poem at a time



A fire

changed my life

changed my appearance

changed me


Badly burned

I remember the pain

a nightmare lived through

day after day, after day


Scars you can see

others are hidden

grafted skin covers me

facing life frightens me


Healing in low gear

time seems to stand still

family and friends hold me

when I want to give up


Somehow I slowly get well

it is a long process

often a good day has tears

grieving losses and yesterdays


Looking within, I've found

strength and acceptance

courage and determination

to face my reality


I have discovered

an inner spirit, perhaps always there

it offers me freedom

I share, I love.........I survive!! 


iris yvonne miller