It’s Not You, It’s M.E.

Writing Poetry

As we approach the end of ME Awareness Month…..

It’s Not You, It’s M.E.

When we first started out
Wide eyed at the coming years
We were so strong
We just bowled along
No worries, no cares, no fears.

Now times have changed
We’re growing apart
Body and soul
It’s breaking my heart

It’s such a sad fact,
You no longer react
To what I want to do
You don’t hear my words
It’s just so absurd
Nothing is getting through

What went wrong, we were so strong
Now just so resistant
You’re not the person I once knew
Unresponsive and so distant

The more I force, feels like divorce
The parting of the ways
Now you shun having fun
In fact we have none
The end of our happy days

It used to be we were as one
In tune with all around us
Now you’re in pain, it’s causing a strain
We really need to discuss

Something else is in the way
There’s a change I see in you each day
At least on this we should agree
That change in you, is called M.E.

I’ll try not to push
You’ve suffered enough
To be hit as you have
I know is so tough

So let’s work together
To get through this time
We’re both getting weaker
You Body and me Mind

Let’s not be too demanding
I know I can be at times
Just remind me when you need to
As I often forget my lines

The rope of life that connects us
Has been fraying thread by thread
But we’ll be fine if our efforts entwine
And come back stronger instead

M.E. just won’t beat us
It will not drive us apart
Maybe our health
Has been stolen by stealth
But we are far too strong in the heart

To all I send out this message
Let’s not be tempted to stray
Let’s vow instead, both body and head
To all beat this beast someday.

By Bill Clayton
© 31 July 2018

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