guy lipmore


Terri.


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'!

Sheer determination,
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!

02/08/13

Submitted: Thursday, August 15, 2013
Edited: Thursday, August 29, 2013

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I had watched a documentary about her tragic yet an heart warming story.

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