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A Joke? (Poem/Rant)

Dec 29, 2015 4:17 PM

You say you're only joking
But all I feel is the vomit
Rising into my mouth

Maybe I'm over sensitive
When you say you wish
You could date a girl in a wheelchair
So she'd be stuck with you

I've been there though
Stuck in a wheelchair
Truly helpless
I don't think you realize
How much care you'd
Need just to survive my pain

Would you willingly step up
To the plate at the foot of my bed
Feed me
Watch out for my teeth
If you bump them
I'll scream
Try to hide the pain
As tears run streaming
Down my face
Could you take this

Would you brush my teeth every night
Dress me
Every morning
Would you run
When I stood before you
Turning red white and blue
A semblance of a tattered flag
Purple bags whipping my listless eyes

Would you talk to me
Have a word to say
As my life dragged on day by day
Could you stop my rambling thoughts
Make me want to stay
Not die
What lie composed by you
Can reanimate this corpse

Would you willingly cuddle and kiss me
Through the stench
Draining life through
Tender beads of sweat
Could you swear you had no regret
Even as you
Drive me back and forth
Hospital more familiar than staying home

Would you still take me on long walks
Even if you had to
Keep me from jumping
Into the river
Hallucinating a soft warm
Pool of marshmallows
Would you grab me
Save my life
Remind me it's only the beginning
Of my time here

Would you push me in my wheelchair
From class to
Numbing class
Attempt to ignore the igniting stares
Feel the silence
Tighten it's grip on you
Moment to minute to millennium

Would you push my squeaky walker
Over dented roads
Dash around the potholes
Around and around we go

I'm better now
That is true
But just because you aren't sick
Is no reason you should
Slap a stick against my eyebrow

Just trust me
If you had the chance
You'd likely take it back
No questions asked

Maybe I'm just overly sensitive
Then again perhaps
I am not

Dec 29, 2015 4:27 PM

Wow! Ferretbandit, your explained with words never cease to amaze me! You truly have a gift. πŸ™‚πŸŒΌπŸ™πŸ˜·

Dec 29, 2015 5:16 PM

Wooow,dang Ferret, that was powerful!!!!!! You are gifted.

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