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Stories of Recovery

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Michelle Chastain


Life has started to shine
Malignancy turned benign
Light shines throughout the day
Turning darkness away

Life is about to change
Everything estranged
New challenges to face
Old habits to erase

Life is fresh and new
Not even a clue
How to manage
A world this challenged

Life has been befuddled
Painstakingly troubled
Tides have begun to turn
New thoughts begin to churn

Life has started to shine
Everything becoming fine
Finally it is clear
That recovery is near

Bio: Michelle Chastain is an alumna of The Renfrew Centers of Philadelphia and New York. She is currently a physical education teacher in Poughkeepsie, NY.