Overcoming limitation

Here is the second poem inspired by the blog 

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/30/writing-challenge-dna/

 

This is what I was given, I am who I am

Yet could I become something I’m not?

Become better, upgraded, top notch?

Yet this is what you gave me, can I be what I’m not?

 

The aversion to groups, living a quiet life

I got this from you and yet I feel I must try

Spend time with friends, get out and about

‘It’s hard to be different’ again I will cry

 

My social life is behind me, I wish to just settle

Then I’m dragged from the house by a demand

I have to keep going, spend time in large groups

Pretend to enjoy the noise and smile they command

 

I can’t be what I’m not. I’ve tried time and again

So let me now settle in the company of paper and pen

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13 thoughts on “Overcoming limitation

  1. Your words bring to mind a very good friend who also has fybromalgia and the challenges she takes on with even the simplest of tasks. Her being a Buddhist with her affection towards everyone has helped to mask the pain– but still she manages to smile on. Thanx for sharing your poems with us and have a wonderful day.

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