Life is rarely all (or even 50)shades of grey. We have a rich palette of experiences that colour our world with light, delicate hues or vivid shades that stain deep.
Purple is one of my favourite colours and it happens to be the one used to symbolise Fibromyalgia too.
For those with Fibromyalgia their world is pierced dark with unrelenting pain.
As an M.E/CFS sufferer I also have accompanying Fibromyalgia, (you can click here to find out what it is) which is sadly an all too common addition to our already depleting and debilitating symptoms.
It is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day in the UK on May 12th and this poem is written to honour the occasion.
mantle of love
hardship and pain that has no cure.
for relief to come, as we stoop and bend.
continuing to know that You are so near
a simple heart’s cry is already heard
even if we do not utter a word.
In the darkest nights we fail to rest
and have many days when we’re far from our best.
Weakness and weariness play their part
in bringing discouragement to make us lose heart.
Lift and encourage us when we feel sad
during those moments when pain’s really bad.
For you are the One who we turn to in need
and You help to heal and make all pain recede.