Glimmer – Poem About Living With Chronic Pain
Pinch goes the toe, Twinge goes the knee
Everywhere is hurting, but not even I can see
Whispers as you go, Quiet as your near
Little do they know – they are the least you fear.
A life of dreams, a world of hope
Turns into tears, a body unable to cope
Memories of days and years gone by
Some friends, even family, have forgotten to say Hi!
Sympathy or well wishes are the last you need
Just understanding – some days you find it hard to even breathe.
No-one would know I’ve passed the night crying
Screaming inside – ‘I must be dying’!
My body won’t forget however! Any day, any time
When I’m feeling great, it’s the monsters time to shine.
Never a week or a year is a break to be given
Not a hope or a dream too far driven.
Back in your cage, back in your cell,
Freedom, hope, and determination will it quell.
Fear nor worry not, some days I really do need to remember –
All is not lost…. nothing in this life is ever really forever!
A glimmer, a shine, and a sparkle; determination remains
Fighting, pushing, and competing against all the pains.
Demons and monsters, fire and hell, can a dream, or smile defeat
Waiting and living for the next day to repeat.
My name is Regina McGinley, I’m a 32 yr old mum to a 9 yr old and a step-mum to a 12 yr old, both boys and fantastic fun. I get fantastic support from my partner David, a Software Engineer. I’m also a 3rd Year English and History Degree student, returning to college as a mature student at 29 yrs of age.
I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia when I was 12 yrs and have other secondary issues as well as having back and knee issues from a bad fall a few years ago. I also have chronic allergies and asthma and an atrocious immune system. I’ve struggled with but managed to have a great career in Photography and Finance until I found the area that suits me best, being creative and studying History and Literature.
I’ve begun a motivational blog, to read more of my writings please visit here.