Rheumatoid Arthritis and a “Standard” Illness

Dear Reader,

As always, you have my thanks for your visit. I am sorry to disappoint you by having only this note for you this time. I  am going through a flu-like sickness (or the notorious flu itself) and it seems, the only reflections I can place in a coherent and cohesive writing frame are how big the impact of this condition is on me.  For my multiple-decade long companion, Rheumatoid Arthritis (known briefly as RA) makes the matters worse.  What kind of a Sunday read would that make?

I do, however, have a poem, “dis-ease”, on “my” RA for your review, one that has been accepted by Pastiche for publication in the Spring 2013 issue (not yet printed; the link, rather, will lead you to the literary work of other writers and poets but also to another published poem of mine):

today

gratitude stays away

 

“dis-ease” –

some want me to call it

those whom it does not visit

by no means “disease”!

 

twenty-four hours

year after year after year

my constant companion

 

fatigue, aches, fatigue, pains, fatigue, disorientation, fatigue

 

work gets done

must make a living

at what cost?

 

triple the rest

to do only the least

 

reminiscing

Hannelore Kohl

sun drains energy

body’s defective demands

 

merely that

 

today

gratitude stays away

 

I hope you will come back next week, as I very much look forward to you stopping by here again.

May your Sunday and your next week be one of the best times you have ever had.

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5 responses to “Rheumatoid Arthritis and a “Standard” Illness

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  2. Oh no! I am sorry to heart. I hope this week will be brighter and your ailment will subside. Your poem was poetic and poignant!

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