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Flopsie
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   Posted 7/12/2005 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   
WHEN YOU SEE ME

When you see me on a "good day"
I may look as if nothing’s wrong,
But I, myself, am very aware
That the energy won’t last long.

You may think that I am lazy,
Or I just don’t like to try,
Or maybe I am just depressed,
When sometimes you see me cry.

You may not understand me,
It’s not easy to explain,
The struggles that I so often endure,
As I live each day in pain.

People may offer their opinions,
Thinking that I just need some advice,
Yet they don’t really comprehend,
Although they are trying to be nice.

What for some may be so easy,
Is almost impossible to me,
But because I may look healthy,
Many around me fail to see.

Perhaps it seems that I’m sloppy,
If I would only take more pride,
It’s sad that many don’t stop to see,
The person who is inside.

Planning things is so hard to do,
With each day uncertain fate,
The best that I can do is try,
And oftentimes I have to wait.

Life can be so stressful,
Even when you have your health,
Many people cannot even imagine,
Giving up their dreams and wealth.

While some people may worry,
How to fit everything into each day,
Others of us must struggle,
To even find a way.

So often misunderstood,
Some say that is must be "in my head,"
Yet there are days that it takes all I have
To even get out of bed.

You’d think that if one is weary,
Then why not just take a nap,
But the fatigue at times is so severe,
That nothing seems to help.

If exercise were the answer,
I would just move into a gym,
But intolerance and unbearable pain
Makes it difficult to stay trim.

That’s alright just take a pill--
Medications can always do some good,
However, sometimes the effects are far worse,
Oh, but how wonderful it would be if I could!

Living each day fighting defeat,
Knowing that you can’t give up and quit,
Even though it gets hard to do,
Find ways of accepting it.

I guess it would be a better thing,
If there were a little more support,
Everyone longs for acceptance and love,
As they keep their life in sort.

If I could make the world aware,
Help them to see things in a new light,
Be careful on what they base their view,
That they may receive a new insight.

Then maybe when someone else comes along,
Who is going through something unknown,
They may not feel so hopeless and scared,
And will know that they’re not alone.

Whether it be a terminal thing,
Or something chronic with no known cure,
There are many processes that will be faced
In this we can rest assured.

The grieving over loss is hard,
Whatever the loss may be.
What may be just a bump for you,
Could seem like a mountain to me.

Everyone responds so differently,
We all have our own ways to cope,
But the one thing that we must never do,
Is believe that there’s no hope.

For I faithfully trust in God above,
And no matter what the future may bring,
I know that He is holding my hand,
And He’s in control of EVERYTHING.

by Mary Hastings

Don't walk in front of me....I may not follow
Don't walk behind me....I may not lead
Walk beside me..and be my friend...
                                    Albert Carnus
 
and Lord, put your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth
 
 

BamBam
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   Posted 7/12/2005 6:32 PM (GMT -7)   
:-)   Flopsie,
           Thanks so much for posting the poem...and how true it is!!!
Now, if there was just some way to post it too the rest of the world.
Hope your'e having a good day today and thanks again!
 
Donna


oreo
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   Posted 7/12/2005 7:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the poem Flopsie. I will share it with the other mods so they can share it with their forums.
Oreo
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curley
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   Posted 7/12/2005 7:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I just want you to know that I was touched by the poem and I copied it to give to others.

Thank's

Curley.........
a.k.a.mela..........

effie
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   Posted 7/12/2005 10:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you flopsie for taking the time and effort to post this poem.

I wish I had seen it when I was still working and could have placed a copy of it in some of my colleagues and administrators mail boxes.

However, I think I will print it out and enlarge it. I hope my son will read it. He is suffering severely from depression and a social anxiety disorder.

Yet, I think he needs to learn to treat me a little more gently and help out around the house a bit more. I do not expect much, I know he struggles to even wake up. However since he refuses to go for help and will not persue the online cognitive behavioural therapy courses, then I think it would not be asking too much to have him carry up a laundry basket of clean clothes for me to put away or unload the bottom shelf of the dishwasher. Just a little bit of help, would go so far in my books. Just to have him not make fun of the fact that I need medicine to feel better, rather than joking about me being a junkie, would feel so nice.

So the poem will go up on the fridge and maybe...........a miracle will happen.

Sorry for whining,
Judy/effie

Flopsie
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   Posted 7/13/2005 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   

Judy,

You know venting is not whining...but maybe it is time to..

LET GO AND LET GOD........

love ya, flopsie


Don't walk in front of me....I may not follow
Don't walk behind me....I may not lead
Walk beside me..and be my friend...
                                    Albert Carnus
 
and Lord, put your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth
 
 

erin.K
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   Posted 7/13/2005 5:27 PM (GMT -7)   
hey girls!
beautiful poem thank you flop! it touches home with a lot of people i'm sure. it was really something i needed to read today!
effie,
asking for minimal help around the help shoud be not even something to be asked for. you are right. he should be doing it anyway.
you know...in the psych hospital where i did some rotations, the dr.s prescribe chores as part of therapy! becuase it builds a routine and structure. also it's kinda like a "reason to get up in the morning" kinda thing. i'm sorry you both have to go through this. his depression must be hard for you to witness. maybe too, that he is depressed and or angry/sad that you do not feel well and that's why he pokes at you? when you said he jokes at you "junkie" because you need meds to get well. it could be a defense mechanism! even myself, i get smart and sometimes am tough with my mother jokingly because she has to wake up to a Zanax! but on the inside... i fear that god forbid she can't get her Rx anymore, she may go through withdrawal from Zanax since she's been on it sooooooo long. i wish she never started taking it. i feel she should be on Paxil or Zoloft. she has panic attacks. how old is he again? i forget. i'm sure he respects you...maybe just doesn't know how to express it. you're in my prayers judy! take good care and have a peaceful nite.
here's to better tomorrows
erin

erin.K
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   Posted 7/13/2005 5:30 PM (GMT -7)   
oh Flopsie
i love that Bunny! in the flower bed!
{{{{{{{{{{ hugs }}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
erin

FamilyGuy
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   Posted 7/13/2005 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Flopsie. The poem now has a special place on the wall in my office.
Jon
 
"The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret."
-- Henri-Frédéric Amiel (1821-81), Swiss philosopher, poet
 
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CaMama
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   Posted 7/13/2005 10:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow...not only does it describe my life for the last 10 years, but I'm sending it to some friends and family to make them understand not only what I've been going through, but maybe also to get them more understanding to other as well.
 
Effie, good luck with your son. You need to open up and have a heart to heart with him about how what he says, though may be in fun, is hurting you. With him not going in for treatment, is he even aware of what he is going through? Is there any way you can convince him to at least try a session with a therapist? Or talk to one yourself to help "treat" him inconspicuously at home? I don't necessarily mean slipping meds in his applesauce, but some emotional exercises and help you can adminster to him during your time together.
 
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oreo
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   Posted 7/15/2005 3:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Flopsie, I have to ask, where did you get the poem? Is it copy writed? On the mods forum the q has come up about the copywrite. If it is copywrited then technically it cannot be posted here without the authors permission. I don't question you but if it is an infringment I need to remove it from the site. We all appreciated the poem and really touched alot of us but we need to consider the background now that it has been brought to my attention.
Thanks
Oreo
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Flopsie
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   Posted 7/15/2005 8:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Oreo, I E-Mailed info to you. No copywrite infringements on these, they were written to be postd for People with chronic pain. Authors are aware info is being shared, and it was their intention.


flopsie
Don't walk in front of me....I may not follow
Don't walk behind me....I may not lead
Walk beside me..and be my friend...
                                    Albert Carnus
 
and Lord, put your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth
 
 

oreo
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Total Posts : 528
   Posted 7/19/2005 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Flopsie, I appreciated the effort you put in to copying the poems and then e-mailing me the info. You are a great addition to the forum.
Oreo
Worry not for tomorrow, for tomorrow will take care of itself.
 
Remember healing comes one step at a time, sometimes it seems that its one forward and 2 back but ultimately, always in a forward direction!!!
 
Help HealingWell continue to help people.  Please donate today.  Every little bit helps.  To donate go to www.healingwell.com/donate
 

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