Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Days Like This...

On days like this 
it's all I can think about.


The relentless burning pain
that makes it's way
up my leg,travels through my back
into my shoulder
where it settles in my neck.

Days like this I feel 
it laughing at me
as it takes my time
and holds me captive 
in it's grip.

My mind tries to block
it out.
Tries to focus on the good things...
family
art
daily tasks
a favorite television show.

Days like this...
relief is hard to come by.

My body longs for 
some kind of comfort.
Anything to lightnen
this burden of
pain.

Days like this
I dream of a place where
pain cannot exist.

Days like this 
are hard.
They make me
mad
and
sad
and 
question...

WHY ME?

Why not me?

Who am I to 
complain
and 
cry
and
whine?

Days like this
I am grateful for 
the little things.
A simple smile.
A hot cup of tea.
Warm blankets.

Days like this 
I know my Father in Heaven 
loves me.

The reason I know?

I know He loves me
because Days like this
don't happen everyday.
I am not in pain
every
single
day.

I have more good days than bad.

I am grateful for 
Days like this.


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14 comments:

  1. WOW. That's all I can say... excellent writing, and I am sooo sorry for your pain.

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  2. Amen to this post Leslie! We all have bad days. So sorry you have to deal with pain, but thank you for reminding me that we all do and to be thankful for the good days! :-)

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  3. Hi Leslie,
    I hope your pain subsides. Yes, be thankful in all things. I love how you put it into words.

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  4. Well said! I've been there, too. Not with physical pain, but depression. And you're right, He's so faithful all the time!

    Popping over from Commit2Write. :)

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing...I feel as though I could have written this!! With tears in my eyes, you have made me realize there are many things I should be grateful for everyday while I'm in pain...I'm sending you one great big hug and again, thank you for writing such an inspiring piece...Hugs, Shelly

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  6. That is me sometimes too! Either migraines or mental health, once in a while days like that hold me down too. Hope you come out of it soon and feel better!

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  7. I love this and it really could have been me that wrote it.
    I hope you feel better soon!

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  8. Oh..hope you feel better soon...favor time to create is...whenever i get the chance...lol...xxx

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  9. Thank you for sharing and linking up again. Hugs and prayers, friend.

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  10. Love finding a great new blog to follow. I'm following you now with the new Linky tool, so follow back so we can stay connected, Lori

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  11. Oh Les, beautifully said but I wish you didn't have to suffer so much. Sure hope those better, pain-free days come soon and stay long.

    My favorite time to create is when I am with my Sophie-girl and my amazing friend, Leslie.

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  12. Oh, my dear friend. I pray you have found relief by now . . . A really good friend of mine was just diagnosed with Migranes. After two CT scans, one MRI, a CTA scan, and countless lab tests . . . Everything has come back normal. however, she has been in excruciating pain since mid-January and is having no relief. She has her third visit with a neurologist today, and I a, praying for the pain to stop for her. I really had no idea how bad Migranes could be, and I have thought of you so much while watching her go through this process. I'm praying for both of you today.

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  13. Oh my goodness. Just goes to show, our words have the ability to touch other peoples lives in ways we will never know. I have Lupus....some days good, others not so much....Your poem is my gift. Thank you, I hope you feel better soon.

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  14. Hi, thanks for stopping by my Just Write blog a few days ago! So sorry that you're experiencing some pain, but sometime that's what helps us draw closer to God and be grateful for the days we won't have it. Goes for physical & other kinds of pain too. Praying healing for your body though! Beautiful writing.

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