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VxPoem ID: 41780

Category:
society_culture

Posted: December 7th. 2011 12:59:37 AM

Views: 445

Invisible Illnesses

by Phronesus Disegno

Age Group: Adult



Let me be happy and let me dance
Let my life not have been in vain;
For it feels I took that vibrant stance
Through the drouts and flooding rain.

Abuse and assault from earliest years
Have stolen every grace;
Stuffing anger beneath forbidden tears
Faking always a happy face.

Far away from it all by space and time
It occurred I should begin
Learning insidious causes were sublime,
That my healing lies within.

With life awaiting, standing still
I should have already died,
And an earthy judge most assuredly will
Be the one who shall decide:

Am I able to work, as I suffer and ail
Or may I somewhat early retire?
Can five doctors' documentation possibly fail?
Does one judge think I'm a liar?

My life will end in a few months, or not --
From the choice of the judge, then by me;
And it seems I have all the help that I ought
A light, end of tunnel, I see.

Those "invisible" illnesses common folk deny
They can't see them, so they always doubt.
They must be so blissful that they can fly!
Ignorance is bliss! That's what I shout!

So illness prevailed, the work has ceased,
Life savings are mostly depleted.
So I took this risk close to being deceased
I'm too sick, all employment completed.

For it feels I took that vibrant stance
Through the drouts and flooding rain.
Let me be happy and let me dance
Let my life not have been in vain.




Author's Notes: My Social Security Disability Insurance claim, after over a year, has finally been heard by an administrative law judge after the two common denials. I will probably get the judgement in early 2012 through postal mail, and it is common for it to take a few months after the hearing for a decision to be made. When I finally do receive the judgement, that will either be the end of my life, or the beginning of a new one.

In the meantime, please wish me well. I may write more poetry in the meantime (if only as a form of my own personal therapy!) , and will certainly write a poem once I get the decision. Everyone, including two of my doctors, seems to think I should not worry because I will get it. I am glad for that, but I just can't think very positively because I don't have the results in my hand saying I was awarded SSDI. It's hard to trust. But I have no choice but to wait, so that's exactly what I'm going to do. :-)

For more information on invisible disabilities, try Wikipedia, and look up "invisible disability".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invisible_disability


Author's Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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