Welcome to Mental Health Awareness month! I don’t know if I’ll stick with that as my theme for the month, but since it is a part of my everyday existence, I do know it will be a recurring theme at the least. Today I took on the challenge of writing a Terza Rima Sonnet.
I wake up each morning hoping and wanting
A day that’s better than the day before it,
But the pain in my body is quite daunting.
I gave my all and I don’t want to admit
This illness controls the way I spend my days.
I feel beaten down but I refuse to quit.
I fight my way through the temperamental haze.
Sometimes the medicine doesn’t suffice.
I wait impatiently for a manic phase.
To live without mood swings would really be nice.
To know that my brain might just cooperate
Instead each day I awake and roll the dice.
For another day I’ll just have to wait
And hope and pray the depression will abate.