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Pain is my constant companion

It's a girl the Doctor said
Early and ill a miracle indeed
As tiny as she be at 25 weeks

In and out of hospitals, still chronically ill
My chronic lung disease at birth
Is now COPD

And my heart it does murmur
I don't think it's broken
How can it be defective
when I can feel it beat

My bones feel like they are old
They aren't broke, I have Arthritis
But Arthritis doesn't have me

Pain is my constant companion
It has always lived with me
As far back as I can recall

My life would not be normal
If I were pain free
Nothing would be the same
I am use to living this way
As sad as that is to say

In spite of everything
I thank the Lord I am alive
Even when I crawl on the floor
I beat the odds when I was born

The Lord gave me this life, I never say why
But rather what have I learned
What can I do in return

One day my illness will take me away
Only the good Lord knows when
But each day I am blessed

This is my life
I don't know any other way

The Pink Challenge
Host: Tomfoollery: Tom

By gentlewind

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