A friend of mine has this terrible disease that so many do not understand. Below is a poem that was written by a man that has it also. Read it and try to understand what they go through. Life is not easy for them. It could be someone you know.
Fibromyalgia the Demon Within
One day it appeared within you out of the blue full of pain no one could see or hear.
Not knowing where this evil demon came from, but it is here within you holding you down
Causing you never ending pain within the depth of your soul this demon lives and raising its ugly head only to you
You try to cry out to others but know one can hear, as the demon doesn’t show its power to anyone but you
It is real why can’t anyone else see this demon within you causing you such pain.
Crying out for help but no one listens no one seems to care
All they do is look at you like you are crazy and don’t want to be near you.
This demon is real as real as you or I, always here within holding you down laughing with the pain it give, taunting you with every waking moment
This demon won’t let you sleep won’t let you free from its grasp or the torment of never ending pain
Crying out hoping someone will hear your cries only to find your cries come upon death ears
You tell your love ones how much you hurt but all they say, you don’t look as if you are in pain
or it’s just in your mind, but you know it’s real as real as you
You go to the doctors hoping they will make it go away only to find that there is nothing they can do
You wonder why this demon choose you and not someone else wondering why me what did I do to deserve all this pain
There is no reason why you were chosen to bare this pain from this demon called Fibromyalgia
Oh yes it has a name given by the doctors not knowing what it is
They give you medication saying it will help, but nothing really helps to hold this demon down
The medication causes more and more problem outside of the demon; it seems to bring more demons within
All we can do is live our life with the demons within ourselves trying to hold on until we die
We all search for others to understand that we are not alone and to find others to talk to that understand how we feel deep within
Once we have found others like us it makes it easier to cope with the demon call Fibromyalgia.
Thanks to all of the new friends we found we can cope somewhat better in life to know we are not alone
It seems they are the only ones that can see or hear the demon in each of us with this demon called Fibromyalgia.
Ronald E. Pinson (Rep54dude01)
Published with permission by author