Chronic Foe

Chronic Foe

A Poem by Celie Rose

pain, misery, suffering, relief

Chronic pain is a roaring monster.
For there is no gain with chronic pain.
I live with this infamous chain and
it is such a darn shame.
The body is it's open plain.
A hunting ground so profound,
invading my soul is where it's found.

Day in and day out I suffer,
I'm so weak that there is no relief for me.
From head to toe I do shiver.
Shooting pain does deliver and
the entire body will certainly shiver.
it's a bitter-sweet nerve ending giver.
With so much agony,
such a dire travesty,
sometimes I want to die 
because you are always with me.

With pain so intense,
I want to run bare-footed in the street,
looking for a cure, I'm  desperately sure.
With breathless endeavor,
I stand alone in the rain,
helplessly trying to endure this pain,
pulsating through the veins.
Put me out of my misery,
take me now, please!
Chronic pain is a roaring monster,
and there is no gian with chronic pain.

© 2020 Celie Rose

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Celie Rose
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Each time I talk to my aunt she wants to kill herself because the pain is so bad. It surely is a monster and taken many with its dripping teeth.

Posted 10 Months Ago

This one really brings it home. The descriptive nature of the work does succeed in painting chronic pain as a monster. More than one suicide has been attributed to it. I hope you're not really thinking that way, despite a few references in the poem.

Posted 10 Months Ago

it is bad we must suffer pain many labs and doctors that we should have found something to help

Posted 10 Months Ago

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Added on September 4, 2020
Last Updated on September 6, 2020


Celie Rose
Celie Rose

Syracuse, NY

I've been gone for a while but now I have returned. My name is Celie. I mainly write prose poems and stories, but my focus is on short stories. I hope to publish my first book one day. I am learning .. more..

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