Thursday, July 30, 2015

Valeria Harper Out Of A Coma

In our youth we are immortal and the idea of the thief in the night
Is a potential reality so far removed from our sight
If you are self viewed as immortal no need to ever contemplate a savage survival fight
But as the summer turns into fall and the chilling winds begin to bight
The human spirit begins to forge against any foreseen or unforeseen blight
In the play of life rare is the chance for a human to write his or her final script
When age or disease want to turn the stage into a crypt
Valerie Harper was diagnosed as a victim of cancer’s often fatal might
Three months to live in 2009 but decided a stage would be a better site
Did not quit, fought and back to the stage to avoid the mortal bite
A great talent but a fighter who would not quit and was winning in a delaying fight
Cancer be damned she would dance with the stars under the TV lights
Six more years of her talent for us mere mortals watching to excite
News today is that in a coma to a hospital but not yet ready for last rites
At 75 released and now resting for the night
We mere mortals can only admire and hope for more performances to the applause ignite
And pray God likes His balcony seat and is not ready for a higher stage for you to invite
© July 30, 2015 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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