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Devaney - Poem 4

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.

photo of David Devaney sitting outside with a rainbow in the background

This poem was written with a special message to his MOVE! team:
Thanks to MOVE!, for the first time in thirty years I'm under two hundred pounds at 196. How great is that!

MOVE! Brings

"MOVE!" brings a new awareness,
A discovered self-respect.
The knowledge that for wellness,
I must, not me, neglect.

The ability to understand.
Success comes not alone.
That for my past deficiencies,
I need not now atone.

It's in each present moment,
That I must be aware.
Success comes with the effort,
To, of myself, take care.

By changing those old habits,
I'm finding that new me.
And listening, I understand,
This is no fantasy.

Then guided I'm committed,
To, every day succeed.
Through "MOVE!" I'm always finding,
Most everything I need.

Patiently aware!
David 08/11/2023



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