Any Given Moment

Any given moment
I feel PAIN
“Where?” you ask
I touch my head and say
All my joints hurt everyday

Any given moment
I feel TIRED
“Don’t you get enough sleep?”, you say
I chuckle and say
I wake tired every day, I could sleep my entire life away

Any given moment
I feel DESPAIR
“Why?” You ask
I sigh and say
It’s a rarely know condition, doctors say, they don’t understand today

Any given moment
I feel FAILURE
“no way!”, you say
I shake my head and say
My condition has become my life, I can’t work or play

Any given moment
I feel my GUT
“What do you mean?”, you say
With my hand on my belly I say
Anxiety lives there, aches, pains, and discomfort won’t go away

Any given moment
I feel ANXIETY
Really? You say
I affirm shaking my head and say
Constant worry, fear, uncertainty, are the menu of the day

Any given moment
I feel KNEE PAIN
“I’m sorry”, you say
I touch your arm and say, “don’t be”
The pain is familiar and part of me everyday

Any given moment
I feel BRAIN FOG
“All the time?”, you say
I spin my finger and say
My thoughts are jumbled, distracted, forgotten, slow and grey

Any given moment
I feel like I could DIE
“Don’t say that!”, you say
I hang my head and say
My blood pressure and pulse is high, low, seldom normal, it worries me everyday

Any given moment
I feel HOPE
“That’s great!”, you say
Pressing my hands together, I say
New opportunities, new friends, new days

Any given moment
I feel my life has PURPOSE
“I’m happy for you!”, you say
Hugging you I say
Thanks for listening, understanding, and caring
I love you

~Riven Waters

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