Willing To Live
By: Michael Appleman

After suffering the injury that day
I did not think I was hear to stay

My life appeared to be over
The burned skin and body was an open cover

The pain and emotions were lost in space
Was I going to be able to win this race?

I felt that time was not on my side
This was a very rough ride

Never did I think that burns were so bad
All of my family looked very sad

Each time I wanted to move around
They all heard me yell a very loud sound

After years of recovery I am happy to say
I am alive and with you all today

A burn survivor I am and happy to be
With support I am alive, together and free

© Burn Survivors Throughout The World, Inc. (BSTTW)