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Our Lives With Chronic Pain

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Our Lives With Chronic Pain

I can feel my brain
pounding.
Will it burst from my skull?
I can feel my nerve ends burning.
Can there really be that many?
I cannot lift my arms.
It all hurts so badly.
I want to cry.
I try
everyday to function
It all hurts so badly.
I want to die.
You tell me to try harder.
You tell me that a coward wants to cry.
You tell me that a coward wants to die.
Your words hurt so badly,
I want to cry.
The sunsets are so red,
I cannot die.
I am so in love,
I cannot die.
My beautiful children
I cannot die.
My beautiful wife,
I cannot die.
The music makes me smile and cry,
I cannot die.
There are worlds to create,
I cannot die.
I am trying to type,
It hurts so badly
I want to cry.
I am trying to sit here.
It hurts so badly
I want to fly.
I need you to listen,
I will not cry.
I need you to care.
I will not cry.
Please do not judge me badly,
don't make me cry.
Please hear these words,
don't make me cry.
I type these words,
I will not die.
I say these words,
I will not die.
The sunsets are so beautiful,
I will not die.
My beautiful children,
I will not die.
My beautiful wife,
I will not die.
My beautiful life
I will not die.
I wake up every morning,
and It all hurts so badly,
I want to cry.
I cry.
I will not die.


Jack Andrews © 1998

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Take Us All Away

Art is no more than a translation, in communication, of the a life's
experience and reflection on the marvel of it all....
with an ample dose of curious imaginative dreaming
Worlds to be explored
dreams to live......in faraway places, as near as the space within,
without, beyond, the ordinary
In the landscape of visions, the creator is in flight....free of
gravity....stepping over obstacles
flying over the prison of practicality
To walk as idea
Breathe as light....for a moment
Soar........soar.........
Something comes at night to take me away.......surrender to the abduction....surrender to the abduction
give up fear
give up the fear
Something comes at night to take me away
I fly
New worlds to explore, as old as time, as new as now
Crystallized light, my eyes aglow......the meteorites are coming to take us all away
the asteroids are on our path, the cosmos is churning our lives
The asteroids are coming.....to take us all away, to find our place
in our layer of earth's pages of history.....above the Dinosaurs
For a brief moment, I try to create
for a fraction of an instant, I try to relate, to me to you to them to us
to the beauty of it all
to the terror of it all
to the marvel of it all
to the dream of it all
I can't begin to speak, before the automobiles scurry over planet Earth
I want to save a desert from the scrapings of fools....the leveling of
small minds......
constructing bank accounts inside the tortured souls of slaves.
While the asteroids come to take us all away
Something comes at night...to take us all away...to take us all away
Surrender to the abduction
Surrender to the abduction.
Take us all away.


Jack Andrews © 1998



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