To raise awareness about Steps-2-Balance (S2B) May 15-21, VeDA is hosting its first-ever poetry contest: Poetry-4-Balance!
2022 Poetry Contest Winners
FALLEN BY AMY PHILLIPS
What fell to the ground was not me. My job, the firm muscle beneath my sleeves, fiery and firing synapses. I tried to hold on. My grip was pried open.
Across the fallen tree of memories and dreams, I teetered with arms outstretched for balance, the promise of solid footing ahead.
SPINNING TO SHORE BY LAURA ROSE
Drunk without intoxication,
Swimming in a sea of medical navigation.
The water churns, rain begins to pour,
I paddle, progress on my journey to shore.
THRIVING BY RACHAEL GINGRICH
Rocking and swaying, like on a boat.
Rocking and swaying, always afloat.
I want to get off this horrible ride.
I will learn to thrive, while riding the tide.