You came like a thief in the night,
For so long I mocked you,
As you struck others around me.
Thinking I was forgotten.
I will fight you.
Invading my body
Was surely a mistake.
This is a battle that I will win.
(While I was writing this I began to think of those with serious illness. I am a lucky one. My illness will pass relatively quickly without any long term effects. This poem is a tribute to the brave ones that must face life with ongoing health issues.)