THE STATE OF MIND. It’s a curious transformation when serious illness occurs, In my case the thought processes have markedly changed. What was once important...has now become quite irrelevant, My thought processes radically rearranged. I now find myself clinging to each hopeful thought, As a drowning man will cling to a straw. I peer and search for the tiniest beams of light, From every tightly closed door. There are highs and lows and the moods swing about, As I grapple with illness and my state of mind. Like a moth to a flame...I am so drawn, To any good news I can find. It all seems so a cavern I dwell, Trying desperately to find my way. Trying to find comfort in all of this madness, So expensive this price I pay. I want to live I scream from my soul, Sorry....I am just not prepared to die. I hear your words...I am very ill, But the prognosis I will stand and bravely defy. The body suffers...but my mind is strong, I just have to learn to focus on its awesome power. The body may be ravaged...but there are few that know, I grow stronger each and every hour. Life is simply not all about the physical, Every day new strengths I seem to find. It is now to my heart and soul I cling, And importantly.... to a positive and determined state of mind. I have been struggling emotionally....I find writing helps....I hope this poem will bring a little comfort and encouragement to others out there? Pete. S.
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Hey, that's really something. Di you write much poetry?
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It is great to see you writing Peter. It can often be such a help to clarify our thoughts in this way. It certainly is madness, this time in aour lives. Well written. Samex
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Hi Pete I like your poem.....I wrote a couple of things in a note book when I was going through chemo as I felt I couldn't verbalise the way I was feeling - I have never shown anyone as it was kind of dark and dismal - but at the same time it gave me a way to express the pain I was feeling without having to share it with my family and friends - I felt they weren't able to deal with how I truly felt - and it turned out as time went on that I was right - they preferred to hear that I was coping and feeling better and dealing with my diagnosis. I like the way you have portrayed strength and hope amongst all the pain and negativity that this illness brings. Keep writing as I am sure it will bring you comfort. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feeling with us. Take care .....kind regards, Willow xo
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Hiya Pete Thanks for sharing, that was amazing to read. :) Julie
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Hi there Pete Love your poem...i can really relate to it. Sometimes i think writing our feelings down really does help us. Thanks for posting it! Mez 🙂
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Yet another inspiration! Thank you for sharing Pete Lyn
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