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Ode to My Illness

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:43 am
by reddinah
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.

Re: Ode to My Illness

Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:52 am
by iwillthrive
I love this.


Re: Ode to My Illness

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:31 pm
by there
Really great poem, reddinah.