Melissa, the Marathon Runner

 

 

 

fundraising page is https://www.crowdrise.com/melisrunningfor

Melissa is my Art Therapist and friend who is preparing to run in her first Chicago Marathon this Oct. and fundraising for The Light of the Heart: A Community Art Therapy Project, a non-profit 501c3 of which she is Executive Director and Co-founder,that provides art therapy and counseling for over 3,000 children and adults in Aurora, IL in need, and many are low-income and at-risk. This is her first marathon and I created poem and caricature using her Light of the Heart logo for her body in support of her endeavor. I wish her the Best of Luck. Visit her fundraising page at www.crowdrise.com/melisrunningforarttherapy

 

 

Run Melissa –
Run because you can,
Run because it sparks a light within,
Run because it serves your heart,
As your heart serves others.
Heartfelt love runs the course.

Run the course, Melissa!
We see the light in your heart!
Melissa, Marathon runner –
Run around, through and over,
Heart pounds, cross the finish line!
See the light Melissa, the Light of the Heart!

Lynn McHale Feb. 16, 2016
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Just Pretend

 

Some days my mind plays games with me,
It pretends we don’t have PD,
Thinks about all the things we can do,
Then, oops, limited to just a few.

Some things I can still do, who knew.
Some things I can’t do, know that too.
Oh so sad and true, makes me blue.

I look at what I see,
Am I picture of PD?
Can’t believe this is me.

Just want it to flee,
Just want to be me.
Person I used to be.

Lynn McHale 3/2/13 Copyright All Rights Reserved