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Devaney - Poem 1

Poems of Progress

David Devaney shares his reflections about his journey with the Southern Louisiana Veterans Health Care System’s MOVE! Program by writing poetry.

This is the closing image
Day 1, The Process Begins!

MOVE! brings a true awareness,
The commitment to succeed.
When seeking “Total Wellness”
To instructions, I take heed.

There's too, the recognition,
To change will take some time.
The joy is in the knowledge shared
The journey is sublime

When guided to fulfillment,
It takes more than just me.
With ten times six now joined as one,
This is no fantasy.

Just work and dedication,
Are what this will require.
And those who understand the way
Then hopes and dreams inspire.

So with this new beginning,
My eyes are opened, wide.
To find the right solution,
New secrets they confide.

The end result, a healthy me,
And wellness for us all.
With present moment energy,
That I can now recall.

Gratefully Aware!
David 07/18/2023



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