It is a niggard known but interesting fact that numerous people with chronic conditions such since multiple sclerosis using poetry to explore and express their feelings about the complaint.
Mel Penman has very graciously given us liberty to publish one of her multiple sclerosis poems on the blog. It would be bulky if you could use the comments part to let us know how well you be wrought up Mel has managed to capture life through MS.
Please feel free to count up your own poems in the comments or in like manner links to any MS related guile works.
By Mel Penman
I’ve got this furniture but it ain’t got me
I’m lively with this reality
To know my limits, not cook too much it
To have my way, and work right through it
This thing is with me every day
But it won’t prevail upon to me, no way!
I’ll contend it to the very end
My perpetual, but unwelcome friend
This thing command try to get me down
And push me into a denser consistence into the ground
But I am conclusive, I won’t deny
This creature won’t stop me, though it may try
I’ll live my life since I have planned
Me and this substance, hand in hand
It may take me a diminutive longer
But hey, it’s workmanship me feel stronger
This thing won’t break off me getting where
I want to subsist, I will get there
To at what place I really want to be
And pretext the world, this thing and me
Time because of a Moan
My back is in torment
My legs are too!
My hands won’t execute
What I want them to chouse!
I can’t turn my chief part
Without feeling pain
Oh why must I go through
This over afresh?!
The simplest tasks
Take forever to fare
To walk anywhere
Takes an eternity too!
My body is shattered
My brain is confused
I’m susceptibility completely
Battered and bruised!
When I’m shake and numb
And my body won’t tolerate
How do I cope?
I in fact don’t know!
But I transfer on going
Although I am pain
Until my body screams…
“Please! No further!!!”
Category: Pain management