Wrote this yesterday and thought to share it with you all...
You woke-up one morning, and set out on your way,
To then soon discover, that something has changed.
The simplest of tasks, became a physical drain,
Your emotions thinned, by intractable pain.
You’re a Mother or a Father, white-collar or blue,
Provider to many, or perhaps just to you.
So your mind questions endlessly, “what should or can I do”?,
While you search for the answer, to “can it be true”?
That something inside has, betrayed its own self now,
So it’s off to see Doctors, to find out just how.
They question and they probe you, they run tests and then pow!,
Share a diagnosis, prompting your saying “wow”.
“Just what can be done about, this affliction of mine?,
I feel like a failure, racked with pain all the time”.
“My life as it was, it sure had been going fine,
With angst I do worry, and in private I cry.”
Your colleagues and friends, and your family proclaim,
Their love and their support, yet you feel so ashamed.
Since you once were a winner at, this life and its games,
Now you battle a foe with, no face just a name.
As time passes by you will, rely on your meds,
To make it through meals or, to find comfort in bed.
A cane, crutch or wheel-chair might, become your close friend,
You feel like you’re a burden, no matter what’s said.
So just how do I know what, you one day might bear?,
It’s because I have lived it, yeah I have "been there”.
Don’t think about “what if”, as my attempt to scare,
Just have compassion for others, showing them you care.
I can imagine that many of you can relate to the words and message depicted here...sadly too because unrelenting pain is a part of our lives.