As part of my "Art Therapy" for dealing with chronic pain, I branched out in to poetry. I've found that writing works just as well as making art or videos in terms of being therapeutic for pain. It allows you to focus on your pain and how it affects you so you can "work through it" and it provides a distraction so you are'nt as focused on your pain so that it doesn't consume you. This poem is a bit dark, but I was in a lot of pain when I wrote it. It illustrates how the idea of death can sometimes be attractive to a chronic pain sufferer as release from pain.
"Death Bade Me To Come Near"
In a kind and courtly manner,
Death bade me to come near,
That secrets she had for me,
Only the dead may hear,
To hear I turned just slightly,
As her voice became the night,
Her whispers gently stole my heart,
my soul, at last,
Published On: September 16, 2007