The pain of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, Poems

Dark tunnel
Dark tunnel

A dark tunnel with sharp edges
Everytime you move
The piercing stab takes the breath away
The thick silent air screams

A thousand voices in my head
A constant buzz swarming like killer bees on the attack
Light is the enemy, darkness is the god of comfort
Sensitivity is the master and the executioner

Skin becomes pins which become hot molten wax
Which becomes fireworks of deathly sorrow
The feet swell like a battered body
Excrutiatingly trying to gasp its last breath of normality

Ten men with steel rods unleash their hate across my back
Leaving irreversible aching
The head explodes, then explodes again, then again
Like the most deadly terrorist attack on the mind

The legs feel broken in ten places, unable to move
So heavy they become weightless trying to transcend this world
My hands immersed in a climactic ache of giant proportions
Like the hand of Buddha holding the weight of a billion souls

The psych screams in terror and tries to forget, tries to shut down
But lacking mercy it leaves the body and watches from above
It waits for the body to forget
Then finds it’s way home

Pain is the enemy that plans its attack carefully
And descends from great heights onto a sleeping unsuspecting body
Killing the women and children, setting fire to the houses
Slaying peace and joy from the consciousness

Author Zoë Watson