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Sometimes one can’t appreciate

an illness in its chronic state.

Because it’s with us day by day

and never ever goes away.


At times it’s constant and unceasing

sometimes I think it is increasing.

Chronic is a word that’s fitting

for conditions unremitting.


It’s sometimes harder to explain,

an unrelenting chronic pain.

For each time I tell my tale,

it seems more churlish to bewail.


So I  tend to carry on

as if my chronic pain has gone.

That way no one really knows

when I’m in pain or when it goes.


So I have this tendency

to suffer pain more silently.

I’m not heard to moan or grown,

and so I suffer on my own.


Chronic pain is not much fun

for me or you or anyone.

It can make you feel so low

and often no one else will know.


What sort of message is that sending,

where this thing is never ending.

Perhaps it should be plain to see

how this illness bothers me.


It’s definitely not simplicity

to  explain chronicity.

No one really wants to know

as on their daily way they go.


















 


 



























   















































(10.08.2010)




Reproduced by kind permission of Bill Withers.

12.06.2013






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