House fire, tragedy,
Should not be alive really.
Child, only twenty-two months,
Nothing short of miraculous.
Burned, ninety degrees,
Disfigurement, everyone sees.
Her whole face was burned,
To live with it she has learned.
Her injures were and are horrific,
They do not witness her spirit.
Strength and courage,
Fifteen years of age.
Such guts and bravery,
A revelation to see.
Videos of her from a toddler,
To a typical teenager.
Always laughing, full of life,
Curtailing any internal strife.
She wants to be normal,
Like any other girl.
Confident and maybe stubborn.
Living with her 'problem'!
What an inspiration..
Facial reconstruction cannot be done,
Bones are too young.
Her operations will not make her perfect,
She knows what to expect.
Feeling self conscious about our face,
Put your self in Terri's place!
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Edgar Allan Poe
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973)
(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967)
(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886)
(13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990)
(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994)
(31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821)
- Daffodils, William Wordsworth
- The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
- Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
- If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
- Dreams, Langston Hughes
- Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
- If, Rudyard Kipling
- Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye
- No Man Is An Island, John Donne
- Death is Nothing at All, Henry Scott Holland