it's time for a miserable night
a sleepless no remedy night of pain
I've tried everything and you know what?
there is no fixing this.
it just is
activity--- being still.
pushing for more mobility---resting and doing nothing.
positive hopeful---depressed defeated.
Ahi-chi in the pool-gardening on land.
eating a good diet--- or a whole chocolate bar.
at times it seems like choices make a difference
but there are always going to be these nights.
a neurological malfunction-
a bizarre chronic pain disorder.
wrestling down fear because it is in the brain
it can spread anywhere.
what to do when you cannot trust what you feel
is it real?
a toothache that comes and goes
fire that doesn't consume that burns with invisible flames
bones aching feeling out of joint
a small taste of Jesus passion
retreat and be alone--- or reach out and touch
how many dog pictures can you stand?
not seeking sympathy
just wanting to vent
what else can a person do at 3:30 am?
no more drugs or supplements to safely take
believe me I have maxed it out
there is no morphine here
trying not to puke
from the thoughts
the pain medications
and the reality of what is
this is it
after feeling so good
thoughts of working
dismissed as delusional
kerplooey kerplat kerplunk
a cartoon life
struggling for and against
getting up in the morning
focusing on the beauty here
gratefully using the good arm and hand
sweeping the cobwebs out of my head to feel ALIVE
and always a surprise
the hefty price demands it's payment
just when hope is brightest...
even with a night like this
I'd rather live life than just breathe
I believe in the sun
even when it doesn't shine
I believe in love
even when it isn't shown
I believe in God
even when He doesn't speak.
author unknown written on a prison wall.