Pain Pain it envelops my brain
Have I lost my mind
perhaps gone insane?
It’s not like me to be so rude
but the pain has also made me quite shrewd.
It keeps me inside night and day
so I have the time to read away
and write too which is good for me mentally
how can I deny this illness has somehow helped me!
In some ways my pain is a blessing
as it has definitely made me more caring
I went from wanting to be a money hungry lawyer
to a patient advocate who cares about others
and deals with their problems!
Who knew such a change would take place
even in me living in such a greedy community
I’m glad I can give back hopefully I’ll be paid back
not monetarily but with more research and awareness
for our seemingly little researched chronic illness!
I won’t stop fight no not now
not with so many in pain confronting me pow!
With a flash I receive tons of messages
asking for help and encouragement
I answer each one with care for the patients
that I swear, and then I focus on articles
and my poetry to help others understand what chronic illness is to me!
I fight and I fight within this health care industry for more money for research
so that out of pain we can be to live normally and take care of our families
to stop taking disability and to work for our money!
Just give us a chance and you will see many of us are strong
even with terrible chronic disabilities!