Warning, This Is Not a Drill

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It  comes in quietly

Without any warning

All will be well

Then WHAM it hits

This debilitating disease

It’s unrelenting pain

And the chronic fatigue

Strikes any time of day

A flare sends my limping

To the medicine cabinet

I can barely stay awake

And my minds focus

Bounces around in circles

I feel like it’s me against the world

As I struggle to explain

Another appointment to cancel

Because I just can’t move

Or fear I will sleep driving

And loneliness closes in

Twisting my thoughts

Well I am warning you fibro

I will not let you win today

I may surrender to the symptoms

But I will never give up

Living the best life I can

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

Early Warning

I saw it happen

I knew it was coming

A prescient dream

Made me aware

But I didn’t heed it

Didn’t trust the warning

And now

It is too late

You lay in a coma

And I live

Full of regret

Without you

 

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