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    Write a free verse poem describing a time when you overcame an obstacle.

    Here is my poem:

    The night, a slithering snake.
    Long enough to devour my consciousness.
    I didn't know how to escape the clutches of its fangs.
    Wondering if I would ever escape its scales. One scale already a month's worth of traveling. Sleepless.
    Would I ever see the day where the snake, Insom, slithers away.

    I concentrate. Focus. Sit where Insom rests in the subconscious realm.
    I catch her and lock her away for a night.

    I can finally rest and step into another realm where I'm free.
    I can see the sun again.
    The brightness hurts my eyes.

    Looking forward to reading what everyone comes up with! ✍️🧐😁

    #MightyPoets #CheckInWithMe #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #Disability #ChronicIllness #RareDisease #ChronicPain

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    Dear Impudence / My Chronic Illness

    I love many songs from the Beatles White Album, but discovered to my horror yesterday that I’d never actually listened to all of tracks. I heard this Lennon penned song, Dear Prudence, for the first time and it struck a chord. The chord turned into inspiration for altered lyrics, to serve as the poetic voice to describe the battle with Chronic Illness. Hands up if you agree?

    Dear Impudence
    Won’t you let me out to play?
    Dear Impudence
    Make me whole again each day
    To enjoy the sun up, the sky blue
    It would be beautiful, to be anew
    Dear Impudence
    Won't you let me out to play?
    Dear Impudence
    See me, don’t advert your eyes
    Dear Impudence
    Let me bath in sunny skies
    The wind low, the birds that sing
    I want to be part of everything
    Dear Impudence
    Why won’t you open up your eyes?

    Look around
    Dear Impudence
    Bless me with your smile
    Dear Impudence
    My unerring petulant child
    Let the clouds form a daisy chain
    So l can smile again
    Dear Impudence
    Won’t you let me smile?
    Dear Impudence
    Won’t you let me out to play?
    Dear Impudence
    I want to greet the brand new day
    See the sun up, the sky blue
    It would be beautiful, to be anew
    Dear Impudence
    Free me, so I can go out to play.

    Original Lyrics: The Beatles
    Image: Public Domain

    #MightyMusic #Music #MyCondition #MightyPoets #DistractMe #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness

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    This Burden

    This burden on my back
    Has never been light
    It’s been there for so long
    I’ve almost forgotten how to fight.

    When the nights get really long
    And I feel I’m at death’s door
    I pray for the sun to come up
    Because I can’t take it any more.

    I have everything I need
    Except a sense of calm
    I don’t know why I can’t be
    Still - I feel like a bomb

    Yes, it’s heavy
    But I carry it just the same
    Because if I didn’t
    I’d crush under its weight.

    #MentalHealth #MightyPoets #BipolarDisorder #Depression #Anxiety #PTSD #AddictionRecovery #ChronicIllness #Disability

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