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Devaney - Poem 2

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.

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MOVE! Challenges

MOVE! challenges, though difficult,
With guidance, I achieve.
It takes a strong commitment,
To, in myself, believe

For many years I've struggled,
But never understood,
The need for "Total Wellness,"
Was always for my good.

So I became contented,
Precarious, my time.
With discombobulated thoughts each day
And always out of rhyme.

Then the VA Doc suggested,
"MOVE!" was a better course.
To live my future joyfully,
It was my best resource.

So I listened and responded,
Have learned, a better way.
To find the courage to succeed
And put health on display.

So now with patience, I await.
Sweet "Annie's" nightly ring.
Then share with her those calories.
Which, success are sure to bring.

Committed to Succeed!
David 07/29/2023



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