The Joy of Survival
The joy of survival turns each day into a prayer.
To wake up every morning and breathe in God’s blessed air.
To retire in the evening without that awful fear
Ever present in my mind ’til I heard the words ‘all clear’.
Things I took for granted have come back into my day.
Like spending time with loved ones and the sound of children’s play.
I now look to the future and I dedicate each day
In gratitude to everyone who helped me on my way.
Patrick Ganly. (2019)