Today I want to share a poem I wrote when I was sixteen years old and at the University Hospital (Michigan Medicine). It’s an old poem, but I was reading through notes and thought it still has significance. So, here you go. I hope you enjoy it:
Life can change,
take it from me.
A young, healthy girl,
I never thought like this I would be.
Life was fun and carefree,
I went from school day to social gathering.
How did this happen to me?
There are doctors and nurses in my face.
As I awoke in a flash of five seconds,
a new life I hate.
I feel that I’m strong,
and hang in there.
But somethings I’ve lost,
I wouldn’t spare.
I’ll try very hard to get everything back,
the young life I want to live,
I didn’t want to lose that.
I appreciate everything from family to sun.
I have a new life and state of mind.
Zina Hermez authored the best-selling book, “Not Without God: A Story of Survival.” Her stories have been featured in various guest articles, medical journals, magazines, newsletters, and over 250 of her own blog articles. As an educator for more than twenty years, she’s had the privilege of working with thousands of students from different backgrounds and parts of the world. Her upcoming book, “Not Without God: Hope In the Storm” will be out a little later this year. Her writing endeavors earned her an invitation to speak at the Harvard Faculty Club’s “Business Expert Forum.” Zina’s goal is to help others overcome adversity, and she strives to do what she longs to–help other people. She’s appeared in Christianity Today, the Southern Writers magazine, and Suite T blog among other places. Socializing with friends, taking business trips, listening to music, and meeting new people are among her hobbies. You can connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, Linked In, or Twitter.