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Ode to the Pity Pot

Sep 24, 2016 12:33 AM

Ode to the pity pot!!
My head is throbbing, my body aches...
My feet are sore, I need a break!
My eyes are dull, my hair lost its shine.
Nothing helps, not even turpentine!
I can not sleep, but who can I blame?
my busy mind would put that pink bunny to shame.
My skin is dry, my neck is stiff.
a body transplant would make a great Xmas gift.
My legs are swollen, my chest is sore.
My lungs are bursting, I scream NO MORE!
I wheeze when I breath, I whine when I talk..
My throat feels as if its full of chalk.
If its not one thing, then its another.
I hate to see what tomorrow will discover.
I'm feeling dizzy, I've got the shakes.
My body is crying, give me a break.
Delphi teases me, won't let me chat.
So tell me, whats up with that?
The snow is falling, its all pretty and new.
I walk outside and my fingers turn blue.
Yes I know I am whining here today
the pity pot is available at least once they say.
So just bear with me, I beg you please..
And would someone be so kind and pass the cheese?
Doctors, Psychs, therapists too..
Oh please tell me what am I to do?
Its "Fibromyalgia" they all tend to say..
My reply? "Take this &*$% away! "
And as I take a deep breath, and slowly let it out.
I remember to count my blessings, I have many no doubt.
There's all of you who have stood by me...
through all my trials that were and are yet to be.
there's my children in whom I take great pride.
they aren't perfect, but then again neither am I.
The crisp look of winter in all its glory.
And the ability to tell my wonderland story.
Even this FMS I can be grateful for.
It bought me here, through this open door.
It gave me courage, and strength anew.
To face lifes mysteries, and reach out to you.
It showed me love can be found in the strangest places.
And can be seen on all of your faces.
It helped me to learn to thine own self be true.
and let me know, its OK to be blue.
It taught me that I need to reach out and live;
to take a chance on love, unconditional love is a gift.
And taught me to open my heart, and let someone in.
My Soulmate, my love, my dearest of friends.
Oh I believe the pity pots not for me.
I have so much to be thankful for can't you see.
I am who I am because of all I have been through.
And am so thankful I found my way here to you.
So the heck with the pot, its not my time.
And now I think I will end this rhyme..
Thanks for listening, you've been patient its clear.
And thats one reason I hold each of you dear.
And now rambling rose should surely be quiet...
she walks away and turns off the lights.

-- Melanie Woodruff -- AKA stressed
Written in 2003

Sep 24, 2016 2:21 AM

Really good, a great way of expressing how you and many others are feeling.😊

Sep 24, 2016 7:47 AM

Wow! Girl you can write poetry! My mother in law God rest her soul now (she passed in 02) anyway she loved to write poetry and seeing this brought back the day's I got to see her write hers and then enter it into a poetry contest, she got a couple of her poems published online. I wish I could remember the website now, remembering that I want to show my daughter the poems since she never got to meet this grandmother, I try to tell things that I remember about her and she has the only photo I have of her. Thank You for the great memories maybe I can do Christmas After all, it was both of favorite time of year, besides fall leaves and breezes. You have a special Gift hold onto.

Sep 24, 2016 8:07 AM

Sjogrenspain - I have an old website that has some of my poetry on it. I had forgotten about it until I went to search for another website I had done. Lol. I really need to pull all my poetry into one place. But just thinking of doing that exhausts me. :)

Your mother in law sounds like she was a wonderful woman. Would love to read some of her work if you are able to share.

Sep 24, 2016 8:10 AM

Thank you JAHMAC. I love writing .. Its another escape for me. Some of my Fibromyalgia poems are used in some of the FMS websites. But it's been years since I submitted anything new.

Sep 24, 2016 1:10 PM

Monika, I would love to share as soon as I can find the website that it was put on. It's been driving me crazy thinking about it because I want to share with my daughter who has a passion for music and sometimes loves to try and put into music. I thought hmm oh duh yeah! Her grandmother's poetry may inspire my daughter to find a masterpiece of her own that has the best of her grandmother in her.

Sep 24, 2016 1:13 PM

Your daughter will love it. :) I wonder if you did a search under her name in Google if perhaps it would pop.up?

Sep 24, 2016 1:29 PM

I did that but nothing came up but her obituary

Sep 24, 2016 1:41 PM

Shoot. How about searching poems by..... And her name?

Sep 24, 2016 1:43 PM

I used to write at a sight called AuthorsDen. Its a pretty popular site for poets. Did she wrote in a site similar to that?

Sep 24, 2016 1:45 PM

If you message me her name I will try to help. Did she use a different name when writing? A lot of my poems were posted under the name of
~ dreamweaver ~

Sep 24, 2016 6:31 PM

Mimikay, what an awesome poem.. it's absolutely brilliant. How concice your delivery and eloquent your words. Thank you for sharing and I am very happy that you found us and that you're happy here.. I have to say that no matter how bad things get, there's always a gift hidden somewhere in the day. I totally enjoyed your poem, I used write poems quite regularly. But haven't lately unless something just happens to pop into my head. Best wishes, gentle {{{Hugs}}} and positive vibes all being sent your way. I hope you have a pleasant night and an even better day tomorrow!! 💕🙏🏻🌻😊

Sep 24, 2016 7:38 PM

Alwayz.. This is an old poem. I still write but not as much as I used to. I also used to write relaxation type messages. :)

Sep 24, 2016 8:01 PM

Thank you SamanthaRose. Hope you are having a good day..

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