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
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Author Ros Lemarchand
Illustrator Rob Wilson
Language English
Genre Poetry
Publisher Self-published
Publication date
2013
Media type print & digital
Pages 112
ISBN 978-1492735113

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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