Just wanted to say hello. I have been reading some of the posts and I love it when I find a new support group. I wrote this poem that I found a few days ago while going through my files and I wanted to share it. Life with FM. erfula1 5/12/04 12:42am I deal with pain every day Not the pain that everyone can see It is like a hidden barrier That no one can cross but me. I try to be so strong Even though sometimes I cannot hide The bitterness that I feel Sometimes wishing that I would die. I am not suicidal For a strong Christian I aspire to be But sometimes the pain It gets the best of me. Fibromyalgia is a curse It makes life so hard Sometimes I feel just like It is ripping me apart. But I have obligations So I have to be strong And not let my family know Everything that is wrong. They know that I hurt But not to what extent. Everything that I endure I do it for them. I pray for a cure Or at least some relief Someday God will see fit for it to happen That is my belief. And if it happens not here Then one day in heaven it will be so. When I see Jesus there will be no more pain, This I know. This is just a burden That I must somehow endure Until He sees fit To send me a cure So I will keep going on And I won’t let it get the best of me Until the Ultimate Healer I have the joy to meet.