How I Wish
How I wish that one day I could wake up free of pain.
The times I’ve wished this for myself, but my wishes are in vain.
Most times, I grin, bear it, and laugh with everyone,
It is just a front I’ve mastered well, and it seems that I have won.
Another wish I often have is that folks would take the time,
Just to try to understand about this life of mine.
I’m not asking for your pity, as pity does not help,
Just your time and patience to find out how I felt.
Not just to ask, “how’s you today?” and when I start to tell,
I see the vacant look appear, I know that look so well!
This illness is invisible, we may look well outside,
But only other Fibromites can know the pain we hide!
© Maggs Parris