Ode to My Illness

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reddinah
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Ode to My Illness

Post by reddinah » Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:43 am

I don’t wish to banish you from my grey matter.
I want you out before my brain cells shatter.
I won’t go the way of the mad hatter.
But I will hear what you have to say.

You need to know that you matter,
And I need to know why you stay.

You’re part of my chemistry, my mind’s momentum.
Show me who I was and who I will become.
Help me see what others have inside them
So their eyes can be my mirrors.

Cloud my vision, wipe my system—
Back into focus—all is clear.

An arm, a leg, a rib cage, pinned beneath a tree—
You are trapped, broken, but still, you are me.
No amputation, but we can be free.
I’ll part the branches—you’ll see the sun.

I don’t know why you came to me,
But you are not my hired gun.
"Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise."

iwillthrive
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Re: Ode to My Illness

Post by iwillthrive » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:52 am

I love this.

iwillthrive
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. - Albert Camus

there
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Re: Ode to My Illness

Post by there » Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:31 pm

Really great poem, reddinah.
"Love yourself, for no one can be closer or spend more time with you...Remain aware, for you are now new." Corita Kent, artist

"I used to be abused. Now I'm just amused."

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