My A-Z of M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)
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My A-Z of M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis): 50 poems about living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis is a book of poetry about life with ME, written by Ros Lemarchand, illustrated by Rob Wilson, with the foreword by Jo Best. The poetry can be applied to other chronic or invisible illness. It was written to raise awareness of ME and funds for Invest in ME.
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My A-Z of M.E.
ANGRY since I feel my life has all gone
BORED as endless days go on and on
CRYING when no one can understand me
DEPRESSED because of this illness M.E.
EXHAUSTED after every effort I make
FRUSTRATED by those who believe I'm a fake
GRIEVING for everything that I have lost
HAPPY to find new friendship at no cost
ISOLATED from a world that used to be mine
JEALOUS of those who can have a good time
KINDNESS from others who suffer the same
LOSS of so much and looking for blame
MISERABLE with no ending that is in sight
NIGHTMARES strange and real that give me a fright
OPTIMISTIC one day someone will find a cure
PAIN is strong and so hard to endure
QUESTIONS so many that have no answer
REST and rest hoping to feel better
SENSITIVE to so many things around me
TERRIFIED by symptoms that people can't see
UNDERSTANDING why it is so hard to explain?
VALUE my life though nothing is the same
WORRY because my body feels so weak
XRMV could this be the clue we seek?
YEARN to be healthy and have some fun
ZOMBIE instead this is what I've become
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