HAWMC 2013 Day 13: Acrostic Poem of my Health Condition

 

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Welcome to the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge brought together by WEGO Health – a social network for all health activists. Again, I am participating in the annual Writer’s Month Challenge in which I will be writing about my health activism and health condition based upon prompts given.

Today’s prompt is as follows:

Write a health acrostic for your condition, hashtag, or username! (acrostic = a poem where every letter of a word serves as the first letter of a word or phrase i.e. DOG = Digs Others’ Gardens)

 

This has actually been quite challenging for me as I have never written an acrostic poem – and has even been years since I have written a poem…but will give it my best short!  Here it goes!:

Brain is at war,
Ravaging my mind
As well as my body, weakness overwhelming my limbs
It causing my world to endlessly spin
Not counting the endless falling 

Spastic Paraparesis affecting my legs, often sends me
Tumbling to the floor; unable to rise
Enslaved, trapped in this body, not even 
Medications can fix those lines that inflict my brain

Lying does not even cure the spinning
Even when my eyes are closed 
Spinning joins me in my sleep
In dreams, my world is still in motion
Out those damn scars; those lines that fracture my brain; those
Never ending scars that affect my world around me so

 

What did you all think?  A good first attempt?  Feedback always appreciated…comment below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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