It is truly amazing

how everything you strive for

everything you ever

contemplated

or ever hoped of achieving

could be taken away with

a blink of an eye

It's not a surprise

nor a misfortune of

where I ended up

It's a road

many people tread

Paved with

promises

of happiness

of health

of life

but so few

people don't

tug on the

threads the fates had spun

for them

and very few

don't muster enough courage to

start back at the fork

in the road

and make a logical

decision

on whether or not

to be the messenger

or kill the messenger