Defying Odds – Author Elizabeth Daniel

She’ll never walk,

Speak her first word,

Better off in an institution,

That’s what her mother heard,

And that’s if she makes it,


Emergency surgeries,

A hope and a prayer,

That in the morning,

She’d still be there,

That mother took her home,

Showered love like rain,

There we’re plenty of hurdles,

Rough patches,

Too many to explain,

So many times,

They gave that little girl no chance,

But despite the odds,

She rewrote her own story,

No matter the circumstance,

Now she’s about to turn 34,

Something that most thought she’d never see before,

Thanks to God and family,

That sassy little gal is me.

© Elizabeth Daniel

Excerpt from the book “Imperfect Paths”

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Foreword . . .

How many people can say they have not walked on rough terrain to get to where they are today? Most of us have been bruised and beaten to find out who we really are within; to find joy in this life we have been given. We are flawed beings with imperfect paths, and those turbulent journeys can either make us or break us.

It is easy to blame our past wrongs, the people who have tarnished our trust, and the bad bets the world throws at us. But we still hold the power to make a choice to become better than the humans who hurt us; to be the voice of change by learning from the experiences which have attempted to break us. Along the many roads traveled, the decisions we make will determine who we are to become.

Take a moment to walk in another’s shoes. The poets here have opened their Pandora’s Box, not to release the personal demons that taunt or once to keep them confined, but to share how to sever the weights one is shackled to.

Donna J. Sanders, Author

This book was sponsored by the Starving Artist Fund by the publishing group Creative Talents Unleashed.

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1 reply

  1. An Inspirational masterpiece Elizabeth…


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