Hi again, First of all, many thanks to the kind replies I had to my 'Poetry as Therapy' message I posted yesterday. I had a message from the moderator, however, saying that the Writers' Forum would be a more appropriate place to post my topic. First of all, I didn't know about that particular message board (my fault), and I agree that perhaps any actual poems or writings should be posted there rather than on the main message board. I would like to point out though, that my message about poetry being therapeutic for CFS in general, and the proof from other readers as well as my own improvement in health, should be considered, in my view, as a genuine "Medical Topic". We all know, as sufferers of this illness, about complimentary/alternative medicines, and surely creativity if it helps the mind or the soul, will have a positive effect on one's physical health too. I was trying to encourage people to unbottle feelings through poetry as well as encouraging empathy to be considered good 'medicine' too!