I have writen Poetry since childhood.
I wrote this about 6 month ago and came across it whilst doing a clear out... Was going to Put away but I was nagged into posting it I wanted to amend it/improve it but husband would not let me.
What do you think....
I have this companion
The one I love to hate
She follows my every move
With me wherever I go
Will not let me be
I love to hate
She is all over my face
Following my every step
Keeping me indoors
Keeping me oppressed
Always keeps me company
Running â€œMyâ€ life around her needs
Ruling my home, my nest, my days
She keeps my friends and the world
At bay and far from me
I call her B.A.T 1
Sometimes I escape her hold on me
For an hour, or even once for a day
I managed to forget about her during that one glorious day
But then she always somehow finds me
And the hate begins again
BAT1 has taken over my days and
When a friend calls by unexpectedly
Or when I am trying to sleep
She arrives in oh so many ways and
Triggered by oh so many things
When she arrives ...is like a slap in the face
Like a kick in the guts
Like crushing lungs... pressing down hard on me
She takes my breath away
She makes me wheeze, cough and gasp
And those that love and care for me
Run to start the â€œNEBâ€ once again
And as the vapours hiss and spit
Desperately trying to keep â€œherâ€ under controlled and at bay
I think how much I hate her and how glorious
It would be to be free
Free of meds
Free of â€œherâ€
Free to visit...work and play
Free to be... Free and healthy again
I have a â€œfriendâ€ who lives with me
I call her ... B.A.T 1
I hate how she rules and runs my days and nights
And I hate the fact that
I can almost hear her mockingly say....
â€œIâ€™ll be with you for the rest of your days
You cannot escape me nor get away
Iâ€™ll be with you till you draw your last breathâ€
And this is what I say to her
""That maybe so, my hurtful mate !...
But I still WILL fight you...
Because I am not on my own, no more
One day you and your type will be gone""
Leaving not just me but all those like me well ALONE.