These lines are about people suffering from autoimmune disease and it’s debilitating fatigue. It’s an extremely intense fatigue, which no other normal and healthy person can understand. And these people suffer all their life’s, trying to explain to their near and dear ones, why they are not interested in many very normal things of day to day life. They have it hard both ways, in that they suffer a lot and yet no one can understand their suffering.
Everyday is same, a struggle to live
Hiding behind, the smiling teeth
Nothing feels wrong, for others who see
Yet nothing is right, for the one who feels
Morning is born, with always a hope
Afternoon keeps them, thinking twice
By evening they have given in
To their worn out, body’s cries
And days by day, it’s the same thing
Somedays the morning, may extend
Somedays the evening, comes to soon
Aches and pains and hungry lungs
Put to rest, any dreams of fun
Lying on the couch, doing nothing
Many times may be the only fun
For to talk and think, can exert a lot
Even changing channels
May become a chore
Very evocative poem Shashi. I do have autoimmune diseases but thankfully chronic fatigue is not one of my symptoms since I started treatment.
As someone susceptible to autoimmune diseases I do relate but being healthy, body and mind, has helped a lot.
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