What’s Your Pain Number?

If you have fibromyalgia, suffer from migraines, or have some other chronic pain illness, I think you can develop a skewed view of pain. Then when you go to the doctor because of some new or acute pain, and they ask “What’s your pain level on a scale of 1 to 10?”, I wonder ifContinue reading “What’s Your Pain Number?”

The Silver Lining in Pain and Suffering

This post and poem were originally written for a ‘Thankful Thursday’ post at my blog, Linda Kruschke’s Blog. It was written while I waited in my doctor’s waiting room to talk to her about my pain medication prescription. When I told her I was writing a thankfulness poem titled “Pain and Suffering” she was skeptical,Continue reading “The Silver Lining in Pain and Suffering”

Outside the Darkness Are Certain Colors

  A Poem of Certain Colors Living in darkness no color I see a hint of deep blue maybe red– but no, only blackness Tears flood the darkness trying to wash away the blackness to reveal the color I know must be near I’ve heard stories of vibrant yellow sunshine smiling green trees happiness inContinue reading “Outside the Darkness Are Certain Colors”

God Keeps Your Tears in a Bottle

I have cried many tears in my life. If you have never cried, you can stop reading right now. But if you have shed tears for yourself or for others, or if like me you have shed some without even knowing why or where they came from, take heart. God knows the tears you haveContinue reading “God Keeps Your Tears in a Bottle”