Illness

Invisible;
Inside the shroud of my own cocoon
Without intention;
Needing and wanting to be needed and wanted
Isolated;
By the bitterness of pain
Without the understanding by others of how it
Defines you
Separates you
Bears down upon you
Like a veil of self pity.
Renew me
Lift me up
Help me unravel the mystery
Of the how
Of the why
And let me live
My intended life.

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3 Comments

  1. July 27, 2012 at 11:05 am

    What an expressive and honest piece of poetry. I’m so glad I found your blog and look forward to hearing more of your insight into illness.

    • lapetinaa said,

      July 27, 2012 at 12:34 pm

      Thank you so much, Narelle. After living with chronic pain for almost 3 years I still find it almost impossible to describe. I’m so happy that you found it helpful; it just feels good to know that you are not alone.

      • July 27, 2012 at 6:45 pm

        I love to read poetry. To me it desribes in words everything we are feeling, just in shortened sentences which can but impressively emotional. I have to state, it is truly the online friends that I have made who have pain themselves that I come to when I need comfort, for it is they that truly understand. An excellent example is right at this moment, it is 4.42am here in Sydney and I am having trouble sleeping. I am feeling a little down as I was hoping to attend National Pain Week festitivities today, being awake and already in pain could signal the end of my plans, but I will give myself a few more hours before I make a decision. Thank you for your reply. It is the first on my list as I lay here awake, from a lady who truly understands. Health & Happiness!


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