Stricken by intrusion of illness’ gain,
Stoic to the suffering, enduring the pain;
Strident by its presence, yet not to complain.
Harsh reality for many forced to endure,
Waiting patiently, for science to find cure;
A time given for emotions to rile pure.
External to this challenged imposition,
Observances at times, want for revision;
To give the afflicted, unbridled permission.