I'm 26 with RA and wrote a poem to help grieve who I once was

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Let her be, she'd rather be sleeping..

Her dreams are far more lovely than her conscious, silent weeping..

But when she wakes, she's reminded too quickly, of the prison she's living in..

Her own body, how could that be?

It's turned against her and is the cause of her suffering, but no one can tell on the outside.

She must be bluffing..

When she was a little girl, her first sentence was "Me do."

Perhaps her pride was not something she'd choose.

But give her credit where credit is due.

She's been masking this pain for years...

But recently the swelling has been more painful than the tears.

She's not giving up, no, she's still much too prideful for that.

She's just desperately searching for something to get her back on track.

She opens her eyes and begins the day, the same as the last.....

With a single tear for who she was in her past.


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  • Posted

    That is beautiful & unfortunately too true. Thank you LexaRae

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  • Posted

    That's lovely LexaRae and you could easily be talking about those of us who suffer with Fibro

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  • Posted

    That was so beautiful!
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    Very heartfelt and touching   Thank you for sharing it with all of us : )
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    Hi lexarae11

    How beautiful and poignant. Having started with RA in my 20s I can relate to the feelings. I'm almost 50 and despite RA, life has given me blessings galore. It can't define us.

    My best wishes to you for long remissions and happiness.


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    Simply beautiful and so very poignant. I'm looking forward to reading your yet-to-be-penned poetry, when you are in remission.

    All the very best to you.


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