CHRONIC ILLNESS & BULLYING
CHRONIC ILLNESS & BULLYING.
Whilst managing my chronic state
I sometimes pause to contemplate
the essence of what life’s about
so, I can try to work it out.
And then, the thought occurred to me,
that there’s some similarity
between the angst of chronic pain
and a bullying campaign.
Both are, in fact, chronic conditions
which put us into positions
where we are much more vulnerable
and the context may seem horrible.
Bullying and chronicity
can carry a toxicity
which is unwelcome and unkind
to our body and our mind.
For both of them can dominate,
undermine and subjugate,
put us in a quandary
and make our lives a misery.
They can take away our smile
and make us feel we’re not worthwhile,
by undermining confidence
and damaging our cognizance.
It tends to be, in either case,
that both attack our personal space,
with morals of a psychopath
who leaves us with the aftermath.
For those of us, who suffer thus,
but do not scream or make a fuss,
I dedicate this little verse
and hope these things do not get worse.
B. Withers 2020