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    Relief thru poetry
    lostinminn posted:
    A poem for all who suffer this disease.

    Pain is my constant companion, with me day and night
    It is a struggle in the morning, getting up is such a fight

    People ask me how I'm doing, I smile and say ok
    I know that I am lying, but what am I to say

    It really is such a pain when they ask if I'm doing well
    I'd like to invoke the Clinton rule of don't ask, don't tell

    More to come.
    jrae922 responded:
    Beautiful and well said!
    lostinminn replied to jrae922's response:
    Thanks for your response. Feel free to add to it and make it your own.
    angelswife responded:
    I wrote this one a few months ago.

    Even though pain has returned
    Tightening muscles
    Slowing thought
    Grinding deep into tendons and bones
    I still rise, content
    Grateful for this life
    Thankful for all that's mine.

    With snow dusting the ground
    Christmas tapping at the door
    Gifts needing wrapping
    Rooms screaming to be cleaned
    Pain's gravel voice intrudes
    Asserting its claim
    To my life and world.

    Today I must yield
    Lay my list aside
    Allow this temporary king
    His vicious rule
    But inside I am whole and strong.

    And though I may now be still
    Waiting, head bowed,
    For this burning storm to pass
    My heart's joyous flame still burns
    And my bones still sing their own fine song.

    Enjoy! :-)
    lostinminn replied to angelswife's response:
    Dear angelswife,

    Thank you for your courageous and inspiring poem. I have more to add to my poem, it's a work in progress. Stay tuned and I hope it resonate with you.

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