HAWMC: Health Haiku – My Chronic Illness

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chronic illness

trapped in a body

doesn’t work as before

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illnesses not wanted

brings so many life changes

makes my world spin

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it’s all in your head

of course it’s all in my head

that’s where my ears are

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so many like me

fighting their own battles

a war they won’t win

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eyes are watching

waiting for me to slip

catch me in a lie

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they’ll wait a long time

chronic illness does not care

it has found a home

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I look at others

I see fear they see battles

they may one day fight

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some understand many

do not get well now they say

if it were so easy

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relentless illness

does not give up the battle

fighting to the end

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tear drops swollen eyes

images of a life gone

never to return

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I weep for what was

for what might have been

 for what will come

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I had the dream again

I was healthy I had no fear

I was free again