In my yahoo support groups for RLS, I ran a poetry contest for people of all ages and all sleep disorders. I had lot of contributions. If you like the one I putting in the blog that is great, but you would need my permission and the author's permission to post it elsewhere. I think this one is one of the most appropriate ones, but it did not win. The winner was a 13 yr old boy who has RLS along with his brothers and sister. Hid mother joined my groups to help her kids, who ALL have RLS, poor things.
Poor RLS, it gets a bad rap.
At any time, we know where it's at.
We complain about it, but the truth be
RLS has given much to me.
When it hits and I am up all night,
I walk the floor, but that's all right.
I clean the place, and dust and shine,
So, in it's own way RLS is friend of mine.
It has caused me to seek out others;
Moms, Dads, sisters, brothers.
And, I've made friends everywhere.
they let me know that they sympathize and care.
Cyber friends I may never meet,
all because we have "dancing feet".
But, when I need a friend to share,
I can msg this group, and someone is always there.
So, RLS isn't all bad.
Just look at the friends I may never have had.
And, as for all of us walking the floor,
we can come to the group and add a few more.
So who wants to srite some poetry? It is a great distraction and not as hard as you think when you sit down and just start typing. :o) Just for something to do.