Not Good Enough

In a word

Is how I feel

Inadequate

No longer wanted

No longer needed

Forgotten since

I became a useless person

Unable to work

Unable to do a lot of things

Some days I can barely get through

Taking them moment but moment

Friends have moved on

To others who can keep up

Family doesn’t visit

Afraid they’ll wear me out

Even those closest to me

Dismiss me as unimportant

The only thing that I can say

Is chronic illness is a lonely life


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – inadequate

8 thoughts on “Not Good Enough”

  1. Chronic illness brings so much in its wake. But good friends still stay in touch, only the fair weather friends abandon us. Very evocative poem Leigha.

  2. Oh, I think not! You mean the world to me. The time we take to play our silly game together gives me such joy. Don’t you ever feel that you are unwanted or unneeded! I would be so unhappy if we couldn’t share laughter, and so many other things. So, know you are loved and respected and a joy.

    1. Awww, you are gonna make me cry! You have become such a good friend my dear. Thank you so much for your kind words but more so for your friendship!

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