Get Up -a poem

I couldn’t get up today

the pain was much too great

had stuff to do but still my body

wouldn’t cooperate

I couldn’t get up today

the sun rose and it set

I didn’t get to take a walk

or play ball with my pet

I couldn’t get up today

my wrists and ankles ache

My body hurts down to the bones

it’s much too much to take

I couldn’t get up today

although I needed to

I’ll have to postpone all the things

that I had planned to do

I couldn’t get up today

it makes me really mad

the world goes on without me then

I end up really sad

I couldn’t get up today

my body “up and quit”

mind over matter doesn’t work

when I am feeling sick

I couldn’t get up today

It seems like such a waste

I want to do what others do

but I just can’t keep pace

I couldn’t get up today

I’m feeling kind of pissed

the pain that’s coursing through my body

has my hands in fists

I couldn’t get up today

I had somewhere to go

my limitations stopped me short

I’m feeling pretty low

I couldn’t get up today

my energy is dead

I’m curled up like a baby in

my Tempur-pedic bed

I couldn’t get up today

the world just passed me by

if I were not accustomed to this

I would probably cry

but this is not unusual

this is just my life

at times my pain just stops me and

it cuts me like a knife

I couldn’t get up today

I’m trying not to cry

my dog’s so loyal he just stays here

right by my bedside

I couldn’t get up today

the audiobook’s my friend

and if I lay here long enough

I’ll listen to the end

I couldn’t get up today

although I really tried

The aching in my neck and shoulders

just will not subside

I couldn’t get up today

the stress, it took me down

I’ll try to face tomorrow with

a smile and not a frown

I couldn’t get up today

this is day one of three

and after three days of confinement

I’ll again be free

I couldn’t get up today

this is a one-two punch

I couldn’t eat a thing- I missed

my breakfast dinner lunch

I couldn’t get up today

The darkness is my friend

I’ve got to remain patient

for this agony to end

I couldn’t get up today…

(C) Copyright -Stacey M. Patterson (Mo) and MugglestonesAndMayhem. All rights reserved.

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