SUNSHINE AFTER RAIN
A POEM BY BIRUNGI ANGELINA, VICTORS CLUB MEMBER
Despair, fear, confused innocence is what filled me
I could not understand why mom had to leave me
Why I was sick all the time, why I could not play with friends
Why everyone was so cruel, why relatives whispered, ―She will be dying soon too
I kept asking myself, WHY? I did not have a clue it was AIDS
At the glimpse of death, as my fate came closer
I wondered helplessly in so much pain
Until one day, when I suddenly woke up
And there I was on this bed, with tubes running from my hands
When I looked up, I saw a white smile telling me, You are going to be just fine
―Is this Heaven, Was that an Angel? I asked myself
NO! That was a Doctor, I was still ALIVE
Behold, I was at Alive Medical Services, and really ALIVE
With these wonderful people
They received me in so much pain, and now it‘s no more
They treated me, brought me back to life, restored my HOPE
Oh! The joy that fills our hearts!
I now have great friends in the VICTORS CLUB
As the motto goes ―we care, these guys really CARE
it‘s now a whole new family!
New life, new hope each day, new sunshine
Hmmm, we cannot put pen and paper to all the experiences
We will forever be grateful to the doctors, counsellors, and the entire AMS staff
Because of Alive Medical Services we are ALIVE and pursuing our DREAMS!
Read more from the Victors Club in our April Newsletter.