A Quiet Fight

by lizisarealist

pain art

I am not as invisible as the pain within

Screaming in silence; living in my skin

Breathing deeply through the pain

Calming flares in the midst of rain

Hoping the fog will pass

In hopes of completing a daily task

I tell myself that I am stronger

As I fight harder as days grow longer

Yet I am growing tremendously weak

Struggling to stay on and off my feet

Should I lay or should I stand

Should I try to warm my hands

I am not invisible like the pain within

People will see the tears fall to my chin

So I smile as an award winning actress

Knowing soon it will be just me and the mattress