Monday, September 21, 2015

The Greatest Pain Of All - A HPV Vax Inspired Poem by Sandy Lunoe



THE GREATEST PAIN OF ALL 

It hurts when you
lean on crutches
in the rain
and no-one holds an umbrella
over you
Pain…
chest, stomach, back
splitting headaches
swollen limbs
fatigue
high pulse, throbbing heart
nausea, vomiting,
dizziness, fainting
confusion
sleeplessness
blurred eyes
burning rashes,
freezing, sweating
cold feet turning
purple ……
trembling, numbness,
paralysis 
Pain, pain…
to know
that precious ones
who were healthy and happy
have died
in their sleep
It hurts
when voices in white say it’s only nerves,
when they hand you a piece of paper
and say next please
But the greatest pain of all
is not to be believed
……………………
Sandy Lunoe
Norwegian pharmacist 


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