By Gerald R. Gartzke

  Being told “you have cancer” –
This is the day of my bitter grief.
     I must try to recognize
  the will of God in everything.
  The greatest curse of the poor
  is that they have no money to
        give to the poor.
 At this precise moment in time,
   I have now whatever I need.
  Whatever I need in the future,
         will come to me.
    Keys to a satisfying life:
   God  – Love  –  Good Health
  Never give anyone the power to
   take away your own freedom.
     Rejection to me has been
        God’s protection.
  Friends are family of choice.
  Shame and fear are two results
           of poverty.
   I don’t want to hurt anymore.