Pain doesn’t hurt When it’s all you’ve ever known No, nothing’s quite so forbidding Finding yourself Awaking each morning To your whole body Immersed in stinging Where every, aching muscle Cries out and groans Striking a kind of agony Strong enough to grind your bones
You never have to worry About being a tragic junkie When you’re already A frantic drug addict like this Heavily sedated by narcotics Anticipating and deliberating Your next fix
Popping numerous Prescriptions and medications To the everlasting, debilitating Symptoms that spontaneously arise Just waiting for the numbing Sensation to settle in And the sharp starvation Slowly subsides
No, you’ll never have to fear Giving up on existence When your own body already has Heaving around its’ lifeless Skeletal, diseased carcass Trudging and dragging it through Tedious trials and tribulations Repeated errors and motions Major setbacks and backtracks Of all the diagnostics, verdicts, Prognosis’s and calculations
And they say there’s Always someone out there Worse off than you But, you can’t help To want to meet That other poor, pitiful fool Just so you can see and believe You’re not out in this Harsh world alone
Because, sometimes You can’t help but to feel Your miniscule problems Are still of great magnitude Even in the bigger scheme of things For you’re now all too aware Of the devastations You’ve so far been shown
And maybe, just maybe You wish to brace yourself For what life’s hand hasn’t yet thrown….