Wednesday, September 26, 2018


A poem about myself as the pain digs deep into my soul, I am no poet, this took 10 minutes and isn't the best, but I have to write to get to the pain

I live with Chronic pain and Fibromyalgia, tonight the pain burns my heart mind and soul, I need to write the pain away.

The pain is like all over body toothache

I ask for God for him to come and take

It burns me bad and leaves me crying

Some days I just feel like quickly dying

I was told this pain is what people feel about to fly

Poor people feel when they in hospital about to die

I can only say it cuts me bad and makes me mad

This is why I spend a fortune on my swanky Pad

When I can’t sleep and the pain is burning bad

I always have things to do that keep me being sad

But they are only gadgets spent with crooked money

Sometimes alone at night when in pain it’s funny

I surround myself with the latest stuff to make me feel happy

When in reality it doesn’t work I still got to change that nappy

As I type this shitty poem I feel the burn and take a breath

I try my best to write the words but I know I am no Macbeth

The pain starts in my toes and ends in my brain, it travels all over

Not a part of my body that isn’t sore I speak to my dog called Rover

Lisha is her name a brilliant dog she is and company on long nights

She looks at me almost knowing as I drift online from site to site

This pain makes me want to end my life, but that is stupid talk

No way could I do that to Dawn and my kids, so I go a virtual space walk

The internet it saves my life, when thing are bad I can go to space online

One thing is for sure the pain is there, the net keeps me off the wine

So this is a poem, or the best I can do in 10 minutes of time

All the time trying hard to find a poetic word or a head rhyme

I will survive I will battle on till I can’t no more I guess I’m buying time

So thank you all for putting up with me, some nights its spare time

The words are often from pain and medication, I love you all for all of time

About the Writer

I was a Football manager then I had to stop because of the pain so took up writing. I am average, but the sentiment is there. I want to make this a better world I want to laugh. I have a partner and 4 kids, 2 sons who are older teenagers, and 2 daughters under 4. Share the care x
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By melanie jean juneau on August 03, 2013 at 10:00 pm

excellent- I hope it was cathartic

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By Shaun Gibson on August 04, 2013 at 09:00 am

Yeah it was, I think when you release any tension or feelings it has that affect. Saying that, my 3rd from the top Blog on WP was HORRIFIC. This morning it happened.

Neither proud nor happy, but pain at these levels can make person do anything, I am glad I blogged it. I had to release it from my mind.

And thank you, not the best poet, but I like it, so all that matters..

Shaun x

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By Uttam Gill on August 04, 2013 at 09:25 am

The pain which I felt too...This poem say it all...Shaun I admire you...Well weaved poem...

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By Shaun Gibson on August 04, 2013 at 01:30 pm

Thank you. Pain is pain to us all

We just deal best we can. Thank you. Much appreciated

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By Barbara MacDonald on August 04, 2013 at 01:35 pm

I so agree with you Shaun...I have always felt like writing was a way of releasing as well as expressing our deepest emotions ( happy, sad, silly, angry, frustrated, etc...) is it not wonderful to have this amazing outlet...?

This poem is very profound and "real"...well done Shaun. I too understand chronic pain... I was diagnosed with MS at 35 years old. By God grace I have stayed well and you would not know this unless I told you...but, yes, I do have times where I have nerve pain, thankfully my pain tolerance has always been high. Hang in there ...blessings...

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By riginal on August 05, 2013 at 08:43 am

know this sounds weird guys,i hate pain with a vengeance. Week ago following 50 years of diabetes i told the attending doctor to stick a rather thick needle twice into the bone in my big toe without a pain killer. Didn't feel a thing due to neuropathy. Problem is pain is the body's alarm bell to investigate the cause. However, upper body the dentist said,"want a needle?" I replied," just go ahead and grind away and titillate the nerve beyond agony!...of course i want a bloody needle!" Me and pain are poor cousins and i feel your pain...although i've survived 40 odd years of marriage and i am immune to painful comments. I can understand addiction to pain killers...but diverting your attention from the pain base to writing etc denotes character. And that you have my friend.

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By Credo on August 24, 2013 at 05:28 pm

When I read this poem it made me feel some kind of way. I hope this poem isn't true to life, but if it is, I offer you my prays this very day. In the hope that you will have a painless life. So that you may enjoy you family, your friends and your loving wife.

Your poem, it started off kind of slow at first, then it got witty with shiitty, that was funny, and then it got REALLY sad. But you know what?

I simply loved it. Get well......


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By Shaun Gibson on August 24, 2013 at 06:12 pm

Riginal, that is what I do, I blog and write amoungst another 100 things to fool my mind into feelings less pain. The poem was poor to be fair, but it got my mind going and allowed me to express.

To answer your question Credo, yeah I live with this: Agony every day, but we have two choices, give up and go to bed or fight on and try to achieve and be happy. 4 kids and a wife help as do friends family. It is awful having Fibro and Chronic Pain, medication does little so you manage the pain and as Riginal said diverting your attention from the pain is all we can do who have this awful pain...

Sorry to hear that Barbara, I know with MS you can live a full and decent life..

Thanks for the comments peeps. Sorry I never commented before, couldn't get on to comment. lol

Much appreciated, and helps my mind with pain, confidence goes a long way with pain. Really appreciated peeps..


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