Hi all and welcome to day 6’s offering of the Poetry 201 course 🙂
This is the criteria given for todays assignment:o
Type: Found poetry – composed of words or letters collected from other sources such as magazines or printed, then rearranged into something meaningful.
Tool: Chiasmus – A reversal of a phrase e.g.
”..Laid back with my mind on my money and my money on my mind…”
I didn’t have the time to actually collect the words from other sources, so I decided to concentrate on using the inspirational word and to try to incorporate the language tool for this poem.
So here goes:-
It’s hard to see, outside and in;
So easy to appear like all is well.
The feeling of pain and the pain of feeling,
sometimes there are no words – my body a cell.
Wanting to live a life more easy.
Knowing my reliability is not guaranteed,
socially, emotionally, in my own head.
Plans re-rearranged as the pain gathers speed.
”I want to just function.” is all I can think.
”You don’t look ill”… look laprascopically, more surgery.
”Still in bed at this time?” I’m not lazy; I try.
So sleep deprived, Endo claims me; no energy.
I wanted to describe how living with a chronic illness changes the face of a personality – whether its wanted or not.