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