Sweet Survival January 29, 2018 By Collegeville Institute Pamela Smith Georgetown, Kentucky, Finishing Line Press, 2017 Visit this title on the publisher's website. Writing Workshop Participant 2015 Humor and horror punctuate the humdrum demands of a life-threatening chronic illness. In Sweet Survival, narrative and lyric poems and a scattering of prose poems exhibit the whimsy and grit a long-term incurable condition entails. Pamela Smith is in her fifth decade as an insulin-dependent diabetic. This collection shows how she has come to thrive. Resilience, even after setbacks, comes with the three C’s she offers in “Prescription” cooperation, combat, and contemplation. These poems celebrate life, art, natural beauty, ministry, poetry, pets, humanity, and God. Sweet Survival is a short testament to her gladness for the color and valor of the long haul. Like this post? Subscribe to have new posts sent to you by email the same day they are posted.