Invisible pain.Fibromyalgia and what it means to me (A poem)

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by akandmk, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. akandmk

    akandmk New Member

    Invisible Pain, Fibromyalgia and what it means to me.
    As you look at me what do you see?
    Perhaps it is a woman who looks lost and confused.
    Someone who can barely walk because she feels battered and bruised.
    My face all scrunched up grimacing yet again from the invisible pain.

    Family and friends don't really understand. They are totally in the dark.
    And sometimes some of them think it is all in our heads or a bunch of malarkey.

    Doctors are searching but are still lost as to what this illness is
    and what this has really cost us.
    Another flare up has come, and here I sit again grimacing from the invisible pain.

    Fibro fog and fatigue are just some of the things we go through.
    On some days I can't find the simplest things like my keys, wallet,
    or shoes.
    One minute I'll feel just fine.
    Then out of nowhere the severe pain arrives
    As I look in the mirror I see my reflection
    Here I sit crying out and grimacing yet once again from the invisible pain.
  2. gapsych

    gapsych New Member

    Writing can be so therapeutic and a great way to express our feelings. I should take your lead as I am trying to journal but really have difficulty writing about personal situations.

    Horray for you!!

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. akandmk

    akandmk New Member

    My husband bought me a beautiful little book for journaling and I only use it sometimes. For the most part I write what I feel in poems. Before this illness came I wrote fantasy fiction. I'm trying to get back in the saddle and finish writing the novel I began before getting sick, but sitting too long hurts my shoulders and neck.

    Again thank you and give the journaling a try. It may help you get some of those feelings that we all have out and relieve some of the stress.