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The Fight: Inspired by the fight to find a cure for HIV

April 13, 2010
By Arbys GOLD, Dobbs Ferry, New York
Arbys GOLD, Dobbs Ferry, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity."Edgar Allan Poe
"A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. ~Colin Powell" ~ Colin Powell
"Wisdom is not finally tested in the schools, Wisdom
"A poem is never finished, only abandoned."-Paul Valery

Hundreds upon hundreds,
Suffer from this cruel disease.
It spreads so quickly;
Like the black plague;
One might not even notice it,
Till the doctor calls back with the test results.

In that single moment;
A young teen age girl,
Single; middle-aged mother,
Gay man,
They all find out what their true fait is.
The pain in their eyes is stinging with sorrow,
So deep; only others with the same disease can feel their pain.

On with the sickness,
The dying, the depressed.
There is still a fight to be won-
The fight to live,
The fight to carry on.

So millions upon millions,
Out there in the world;
Hold fundraisers, walks
Ways to make a difference.
Hold on tight,
For even if the light looks dim,
You will all persevere.
There is a fight to be fought,
To be won,
So we shall all carry on.

The author's comments:
This piece was inspired by the NYC AIDS WALK 2010, and my decision to participate in it as a volunteer.

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