Today’s Reality: Leukemia

This is the third post in a series titled, Today’s Reality. The series will chronicle my journey to remission from Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML). My outlook as I begin this new phase in my life and blog series is living in the moment in mind, body, and spirit. I am not angry. I refuse to be sad. I am determined to live a long life with love and peace in my heart with the confidence of a better tomorrow filled with joy and humor.

leukemia 9.25.2020

unknowing
deep in the marrow
politics

inside out
election battle
becomes clear

explosions
red, purple, and blue
civil war

© 9.25.2020 SL Prielipp-Falzone
“leukemia”
TheOwlPoet.com

 

This series, Today’s Reality will also offer a spiritual perspective on my website, The Prayer Journals, as well as, a commentary perspective on my website, The Blogging Owl. I hope you will also follow me on those blogs too!

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Today’s Reality 10.08.2020

This is the second post in a series titled, Today’s Reality. The series will chronicle my journey to remission from Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML). My outlook as I begin this new phase in my life and blog series is living in the moment in mind, body, and spirit. I am not angry. I refuse to be sad. I am determined to live a long life with love and peace in my heart with the confidence of a better tomorrow filled with joy and humor.

Today's Reality - first chemo 10.8.2020

joints burning
the flames licking
the bones like
last year’s fallen timber
an insatiable hellfire
ablaze in a moonless
silent blackness

waiting for the rain
easter in springtime
lilies of the valley
resting in the memory
of their fragrance
spreading hope where
sin once lived

© 10.8.2020 SL Prielipp-Falzone
“first chemo”
TheOwlPoet.com

 

This series, Today’s Reality will also offer a spiritual perspective on my website, The Prayer Journals, as well as, a commentary perspective on my website, The Blogging Owl. I hope you will also follow me on those blogs too!

“Like” my Facebook pages: The Blogging Owl and The Prayer Journals

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Today’s Reality 9.25.2020

This is the first post in a series titled, Today’s Reality. The series will chronicle my journey to remission from Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML). My outlook as I begin this new phase in my life and blog series is living in the moment in mind, body, and spirit. I am not angry. I refuse to be sad. I am determined to live a long life with love and peace in my heart with the confidence of a better tomorrow filled with joy and humor.

Monarch butterflies flooded our backyard this past August. I did not know their significance in my life at the time. Here is a post from my Facebook timeline from August 14th:

FB 8.14.2020

On Friday, September 25, 2020 at 11:00 a.m., I was diagnosed with leukemia after visiting the ER with what I thought was appendicitis. Here is my reflection from that day:

Today's Reality - Diagnosis 9.25.2020

among the char
dangling, a lone leaf
hugging a chrysalis
birthing its’ monarch
fragile wings
fluttering
flying
higher

her journey begins

© 9.25.2020 SL Prielipp-Falzone
“diagnosis”
TheOwlPoet.com

This series, Today’s Reality will also offer a spiritual perspective on my website, The Prayer Journals, as well as, a commentary perspective on my website, The Blogging Owl. I hope you will also follow me on those blogs too!

“Like” my Facebook pages: The Blogging Owl and The Prayer Journals

© 2020 SL Prielipp-Falzone, TheOwlPoet.com – All Rights Reserved

COVID-19: Angels of Mercy

medical angels of mercy

deeper the pain
drawing them close
entering into their grief
they hold the hand
of the dying

sharing the burden
a present spiritual bond
of the unintended absent
leaving their tears
for the living

© 11.2020 SL Prielipp-Falzone
“medical angels of mercy”
TheOwlPoet.com

My deepest gratitude to all of the medical professionals who tirelessly go to work each day and night to care for the sick and dying. I lift you all up in prayer. May God bless each of our angels of mercy.

 

 

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Today’s Reality: Thanksgiving

This is the fourth post in a series titled, Today’s Reality. The series will chronicle my journey to remission from Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML). My outlook as I begin this new phase in my life and blog series is living in the moment in mind, body, and spirit. I am not angry. I refuse to be sad. I am determined to live a long life with love and peace in my heart with the confidence of a better tomorrow filled with joy and humor.

My oncologist is pleased with my progress in my remission mission. I am grateful to all my friends, family, and followers who have lifted me up in prayer and who have sent me gifts and messages of hope and encouragement. THANK YOU!

2020 thanksgiving

lifting me
on prayer wings
a choir

healing me
angelic voices
a balm

loving me
joyful remembrance
a true gift

© 11.2020 SL Prielipp-Falzone
“thanksgiving”
TheOwlPoet.com

This series, Today’s Reality will also offer a spiritual perspective on my website, The Prayer Journals, as well as, a commentary perspective on my website, The Blogging Owl. I hope you will also follow me on those blogs too!

“Like” my Facebook pages: The Blogging Owl and The Prayer Journals

(c) 2018 – 2020 SL Prielipp-Falzone, TheOwlPoet.com – All Rights Reserved

the prayer shawl

weaving my words
in and out
pushing them upward
a loom of emotions
tie-dyed threads
emerges a pattern
of a life lived
on prayer

 

© 8.06.2020 SL Prielipp-Falzone, TheOwlPoet.com – All Rights Reserved

 

 

if heaven is real

if heaven is real
locked within me
finally set free
when my here
is complete
all the beauty
i had wished
to reveal
before my here
was complete

if heaven is real
this songbird sings
the joyful melody
when my here
is complete
the tune
i wished
i could have sung
before my here
was complete

if heaven is real
may this prayer
be answered
when my here
is complete
with tears flowing
before my here
was complete

if heaven is real
may all this be so
my spirit set free
when my here
is complete
on wings of a dove
the peace dreamed of
before my here
was complete

© 8.02.2020 SL Prielipp-Falzone, TheOwlPoet.com – All Rights Reserved

All Guilty

Last night as I lay in bed, my friend and photographer, Julie texted me a series of the strawberry moon last night. Whenever she texts me at night, I know that God is inspiring me in some way. I was reading Ephesians 4:30 when she texted the first photo. It was the last one that she texted to me that I knew God was talking to me.

Her photo, Strawberry Moon, helped me to write the blog post, “We are all guilty” on my blog, The Blogging Owl.  The moon always inspires commentary.

All Guilty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit: 6.5.2020 JR Tiede-Iveson

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