If I Lived In A World With Less Pain….
I Would if I Could
I am Joy and I want the world to know,
What I would do if this were so.
If I lived in a world with less pain, this is what you would see.
A world filled with less struggles and strain, aching to be free.
I would be a voice that does not go unheard.
But instead be one of distinction to serve,
A community of people with better places to go
In their provision of care that exceeds “the pain world” we’ve come to know.
Pain as it is, with treatment that works.
Not pushed or stereotyped merely because we “irk”,
The professional that thinks we all are the same,
Prescribing a drug that has the same name,
Even if our conditions are in different range
If I were this person this is how it would be,
You could hear my voice but you can’t see me.
Because if I was in less pain I would be free.
Free to live with less struggles and despair,
but with a greater hope to overcome obstacles I can bear.
Free to speak without feeling ashamed
of the world I now exist in with the devastation of pain.
Free to choose a doctor that will openly listen to me
and not place me in the same category.
Free to live out the goals I so desire,
without constantly feeling
sick, weak, or tired.
Free to be the person I was created to be,
to live out the purpose that was predestined for me.
With more strength than I now have that would carry me through, a life filled with courage and hope anew.
If I lived in a world with less pain “I” would be,
the person behind the door you cannot see.
The person longing, waiting to be free.
Free to be Joy. Free to be me!
I do hope my poem is selected and appears on your site. It would be an honor because my greatest desire is to share my voice and these words with the world. Please note: the door represents the person you can hear but cannot see longing to be free!
by Joy D
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