Some Days

“I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.” 

― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Some days are better than others
Now the bruising is fading, yellowing my skin
The reality of what I’m dealing with
Sinking deeper in, manifesting before my eyes
Gone is any denial for the stripping is complete
This baring of my tender soul, the asking of why me

Indeed I often wonder how I won this twisted game
Who is getting cancer today, who will we choose to be?
But the wheel of fate kept spinning, landing on black for me
My life is forever changed, there is no going back
To the woman I was before, so naive in my beliefs

Yet still with all the daunting facts laid before me
I must believe- this too shall pass and I will survive.

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at:
and purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

11 Comments on “Some Days

  1. A message of courage and hope. That spinning wheel of fate is life’s greatest mystery. And so we see that challenge after challenge- adversity is the gymnasium of life. You’ve won already- you just need to look after your trophy and guard your spoils,👊🏽

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  2. Yes, courage and hope, and making one’s way forward one day at a time. I am so glad you are writing your way through, Linda. It will help.

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