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Putting Our Heads Together
Poetry Contest, 2011
 

All poems entered can be found HERE.

 

 

 

When Alone In The Dark
by Julie Fleck

When alone in the dark there’s no need to pretend
That I’m unhappy and in need of a friend
The daily farce of saying all is fine is exhausting
But you do it because you don’t want to seem infirm
Everyone who knows you sees and knows the truth

Every day is a challenge to get out of bed
Put a smile on my face and take all my meds
But the Omnipotent physician created the plan
I wish it had been more collaborative than

Regime of Botox injections and cold office visits
Rescue med that don’t work
If only they would ask how you have been feeling?

Alternative I’ve searched to add to the mix
I figured it can’t hurt and might just fix
So prayer, acupuncture added to the array
Brought me hope again, as I was dismayed



When alone in the dark there’s no need to pretend
I am a Chronic Migraine suffered and life is different
Cancelled the symphony tickets- Movies no more
Just quiet evenings at home….in the dark

 

© Julie Fleck, 2011
 


 

Last updated April 5, 2011.

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