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Poem: I Am a Warrior

Hey family. This was posted on the Facebook page and it’s so apropos that I had to share it with everyone.

I AM A WARRIOR

(Dedicated to all sickle cell warriors)

By Nana Kofi Acheamfour and Kerry Lewis

I AM A WARRIOR.
The road to success may be rough,
But I will never fall.
For every situation, I WILL stand tall.
Crisis and disappointment will not discourage me,
at all.

I AM A WARRIOR.
I may stumble along the way,
But in myself I shall always believe,
I will not let the pain and fatigue
Stand in the way of all that I can achieve

I AM A WARRIOR.
The battle chose me,
But it is not Mine.
With my Savior and family beside me
I will continuously shine.

Today, I may be down and in pain,
But know that tomorrow I shall rise again.
I may sometimes have weaker feet,
but I will never ever retreat.
With courage and determination,
I will reach my destination

Because…… I AM A WARRIOR!

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Tosin is dedicated to perpetuating healthy and positive messages about sickle cell. Although sickle cell is a subject often taboo in the communities this condition is most prevalent, Tosin's message is that sickle cell is not something to be ashamed of and you can live a rich and fulfilling life with sickle cell. Sickle cell warriors are the most amazing people in the world, with a great fortitude for compassion, willpower and strength.

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7 Comments

  1. oladapo
    oladapo May 17, 11:48

    This is so on point

  2. etta carter
    etta carter June 14, 07:04

    Hello Everyone:

    how are you doing today. good I hope I wanted to let you know I have written a book and it will be published soon I wanted to share it with everyone. i will let you know something by the end of the week. have a good day.

  3. Teara
    Teara July 28, 20:24

    I Love this poem it’s amazing so true and real!!!!

  4. Kerry Lewis
    Kerry Lewis February 18, 15:22

    I am happy that the poem was so well received. It came to be after I asked Nan Kofi, via the sickle cell warrior facebook page, to write a poem for my then 7 yr old son to recite at his elementary school oratorical competition last year. He did so and sent me his product, which I tweaked and added to to come up with the poem you have above. I wanted my son, who has sickle cell disease and all with the disease, to know that there is nothing that he cannot accomplish….that yes, he may have setbacks, but he will overcome them. By the way, he came in second place in the oratorical competition.

  5. nana kofi Acheamfour
    nana kofi Acheamfour May 25, 09:47

    WOW!!! I’M SO HAPPY THAT TOSIN AND KERRY MADE THE POEM VERY UNIQUE.KERRY SON INSPIRED ME TO WRITE IT. I SALUTE YOU ALL FOR ACCEPTING IT. LETS HELP TO TAME SICKLE CELL. GOD BLESS YOU

  6. Cassandra
    Cassandra June 13, 20:43

    I am called by all who know me…. Cassandra, I was n formed of this sight by a friend. Don’t know what 2 do. I long 2 express myself…. But my silence screams out. So here I’ll sit. speaking voiceless.I live with the breath of heated death. Upon the hollow tip lies the Vampaires kiss. I am Sick 2 the Cell…. Come now …. Do let us feed the with hands…. 4 u know that one will……….
    Man I told u That I didn’t know what 2 say I am full of less than hope.

  7. Sickle Cell Warrior
    Sickle Cell Warrior Author June 28, 22:43

    @Cassandra, no need to be silent any longer. This space is for you and all warriors like us. You were out on this earth for a purpose. It is up to you to find that purpose and manifest your destiny.

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