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Devaney - Poem 8

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 standing outside at a Mardi Gras parade
MOVE! Awareness

Though awareness is most paramount,
Commitment matters more.
It takes true courage to succeed
And happiness, restore.

It's not a very simple thing,
To change who I have been.
And break the habit of myself,
Then my new life, begin.

Much easier, it's said than done,
Though every day I try.
“MOVE!” is a learned experience,
On which I must rely.

Day by day and week by week,
I listen and I learn.
Guided to a brand new me,
Is what I hope to earn.

And though at times traumatic,
To change the path I take.
I'm grateful, for this program,
That does not, me, forsake.

So each new day, I persevere,
Success comes when I try.
In body, mind and spirit,
On “MOVE!” I now rely.

MOVE!’s Knowledge Brings Success
David 10/12/2023


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