Reblog – I Am Here

My friend, Claire, has eloquently voiced my feelings and probably those of most people who deal with chronic pain and illness. Missing important events makes you feel even more isolated and invisible.

Lydia!

Pain Pals

I am here,

Do you still see me?

My heart is beating

Within my broken shell.

A mind is playing

The words of a lifetime

The will is surviving

To write a legacy well.SONY DSC

Am I succeeding?

Am I still growing?

In spite of a body

That creaks with pain.

My mind is creating

My will is still flowing

To harness experience

For a generation to gain.

I may be unseen

Not always present,

But can you still see me?

Here I remain.

Claire Saul

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