My body aggravated, confused by physical tests,
But pain lacks capacity to conquer my best.
Dear pain, for you, is a New Years request.
Don’t cloud my wits—attack, bother, or nag.
My mind won’t accept what it is that you add.
Expect the consequences when you are bad.
Mindful of judgments you pose to my ear.
In positivity a spirit is absent of fear,
Affirmations, my armor, protect what is dear.
Don’t threaten my spirit break me or make me weak,
I only negotiate limits that bring me relief.
Pain fraught with courage doesn’t end in defeat.
No blind expectations; we are akin,
But mind—spirit nurtures what resides from within.
So it is with resolve that this New Year begins.
Wishing all my fellow spoonies, a year of days each filled with gratitude and resolve.
"Adversity is only an obstacle if we fail to see opportunity."
- Freelance articles on chronic pain written for Health Central and fibromyalgia written for ProHealth can be found at: Celeste Speaks > Articles from Celeste.
- About Chronic Pain
- Looking for a Pain Doctor - Finding the Best Fit
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Celeste Cooper, RN
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