First it took my finger nails and then it took two stone,

Then it took my energy and had me flown back home.

Next it took my relationship and my freedom to roam,

Then it took my fertility, the future I’d made my own.

It even took some memory and weakened every bone,

It almost took my sanity, never leaving me alone.

In exchange it gave me focus, the present is my zone,

And it gave me courage, to brave this path unknown.©