This Monster


I have a monster lurking under my skin,
But I didnt invite him to come in.
Taking my life, turning it upside down,
There is no cure to be found.

The treatment makes me so sick,
What did I do to deserve all of this?
I used to live life carefree,
But some days this monster gets the best of me.

The pains, numbness, and headaches are hard to bare,
I hope and pray I don’t have another flare.
Hospital stays, chemo and fatigue to name a few,
I just live day by day to try to make it thru.

This monster has robbed me of many things,
But my faith and hope helps to keep me sane.
No sleep and restless nights,
Are all part of this life long fight.

Multiple Sclerosis causes many pains and tears,
When you feel so alone but there’s always a loved one near.
The depression, anxiety and bipolar tend to get me down,
I search for music that will bring a peaceful sound.

Loosing loved ones and friends, you thought would always be around,
You face the reality to the chains which keeps me bound.
Praying for relief every night,
I will never give up, and continue to fight.

Doctor says just take these pills,
I just cry then say, I can’t stand the way they make me feel.
Chemo keeps me down but only for a short while,
I fight to bounce back, covering the pain with a smile.

This journey with no expiration is tough,
Sometimes I question, am I tough enough?
A warrior, I am without a doubt,
Somedays I can’t even get off the couch.

Society can be so cruel,
if they only understood more, instead of acting like a stubborn mule.
Many pass judgements without even knowing,
the struggles we suffocate in when the raging river is flowing.

The fears I face everyday,
I always seem to find the strength to smile anyway.

The pain that lingers with no end in sight,
Praying this monster will stop and take flight.
This monster attacks my spinal cord and brain,
Asking for a cure is like being in a drought, waiting on rain.

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30 Responses to “ Single poem ”

  1. josh jenkens says:

    Amazing piece

  2. Leann says:

    I’m 34 with four adopted children and I love watching them play and reminiscing my childhood that went by way too fast

  3. Leann says:

    I’m always finding different ways to cope through poetry and improving my writing skills but I love this piece you shared

  4. Brandon Mann says:

    thank you

  5. Cheryl Strait says:

    Thank you all very much.

  6. Mary Cheyne says:

    I identify with many of the sentiments in this poem. I like the practical aspects of being female but need to be outside. Iris difficult to be view as something other than fitting the mold.

  7. Elizabeth Pinkhasov says:

    Oh my gosh! I didn’t expect so many people to reply to my poem, thank you SO MUCH!!!!! It brings me so much joy that a young poet like me can inspire people of all ages!

  8. Lola Green says:

    Wondrously done!

  9. denton says:

    wait who’s poem are we talking about

  10. Zipper Wheel says:

    Short poems are brilliant and difficult to master. The greatest talent is saying more with less, saying more than personal experience, saying something irrefutably human. I should practice this more myself, but I find it a greater treasure to me to create lyrics than to free myself and others with beautiful concise truths.

  11. Megha Chatterjee says:

    I think that such poems can beautifully say a lot of things that cannot be verbally explained to people. The way your friends or relationships hurt you, a pen and paper and a poetic mind can reduce your pain. I love the power of poem writing process..

  12. April Duboce says:

    Angelique, this is bold, descriptive and beautiful. I am very sorry for the pain you went through and are still experiencing. I was raped for 4 1/2 months after my amputation. Stay strong, keep writing and know you are loved by people you don’t even know. You are a strong and courageous woman, deserving of kind and respectful love. I pray this happens for you. I will try to upload my poem about abuse to my page. Sending you hugs, strength and love.

  13. April Duboce says:

    Stacy, this is beautiful. I hear and see the meaning beneath. To heal together with this wounded bird. I can tell you have an incredibly loving soul. I wish I could meet you.

  14. April Duboce says:

    Michael, this is so very special. The love between a son and a mother is different, yet strong. I’m thrilled you had such a wonderful Mom. Your vulnerability and the integrity of this poem tell me enough about your character.You ARE a good man

  15. Merton Pajibo says:

    Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to read my poem. I appreciate your constructive criticism.

  16. Kristina Karki says:

    Can you guys rate my poems?

  17. vivid emotions says:

    awesome

  18. Kellie Parks says:

    Incredible ! Good job

  19. Aisha.Hasan says:

    This was great

  20. Aisha.Hasan says:

    Would you read my poems. Merci

  21. M.CHANDRASENA RAJESWARAN says:

    The poem Tortured Soul is poignant to torture the reader’s soul!

  22. Stephen Brownfield says:

    This is a heart felt piece and speaks to my soul, as it makes me feel you soul.

  23. Ross Mitchell says:

    Thank everyone who commented on my poem, but with so many liking my poem, how did my poem get knocked down to 3 instead of a five

  24. MK says:

    I am a new writer, but I’ve been old. I’m great at writing, so I would love it if everyone would help me by rating my poems.

  25. Sara Naquin says:

    Love it!!

  26. Sara Naquin says:

    Love it!! I like how you expressed your words. Your very much heard!

  27. Ayushi Srivastava says:

    Thank you everyone for your appreciation ..I am a student so I am trying to improve my writing skills.

  28. Ayushi Srivastava says:

    Hey! I wrote it..don’t try to do that

  29. Leyla Ahmed says:

    I love this.

  30. Raven Moonshadow says:

    No you did not. Not this one. I have my intellectual property rights reserved.

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This poem is very meaningful to me. Almost 4 years ago, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. This poem is about the pain, treatment and struggles that are in fact true. It tells what I go thru and problems I face with this monster that has no cure.