Tuesday, June 6, 2017

NMO: Pain

I wish I could explain the constant throbbing, ever excruciating pain that I feel.
The kind of pain that breaks me, takes me, and forces me to kneel.
Because when I wake up, I don't want to face the day.
My mind tells me to take the day off and bed convinces me to stay.

But I can't. Memories race through my mind to remind me of what my body does.
Thoughts and emotions from my pain remind me of who I was...

I treat each day like it's my last.
I get dressed, drive to work, drive real fast.

I know this is something that will be with me forever, but my optimism inspires me to be better.
Be better for me, my family, and my friends.
Inspire their true strength from within.

I live with pain, but it does not define me.
How do I know this? Because I fight myself daily.

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