The following poem was written by Sheila Shiel, an individual with COPD.
Here I am today dressed and ready to go
It is time to start over again.
And so I picked myself up and it took me a bit of time
To begin again and to find
COPD has so many faces and I must wear them all
Because I always seem to fall
But I picked myself up once more
And I am ready to leave . go out the door
I am alive … I can walk . I can breathe
Once again, I have found ME.