Thursday, September 6, 2012

"The Me Within" - Poem by Dr. Peterson

The Me Within

There was a time when I was me
Before this time when you could see
A time when I may have hidden there
A time when I avoided your stare
Life was not what I wanted it to be
I was not the person that you now see
Life was quickly passing by
But I could not enjoy the ride
But I made a choice to move from there
To be the best me that I could share
This change of mind and body too
Sustains my new life and gets me through
They say a journey begins with a single step
I made that move and now a promise kept
And now this new me is here to stay
Living with vigor each new day

- Richard M. Peterson, MD MPH  8/25/2012