I wasn't sure I'd be able to link up with Mama Kat this week for her Pretty Much World famous Writing Workshop. I mean, given the fact that I have devoted this week's posts to living with psoriasis and how society perceives this disorder.
Leave it to her to have a writing prompt that truly inspired me to write a poem about what it's like living with this chronic skin disorder.
Assignment: Write a poem inspired by the word: STORM.
The Rainbow After The Rain
Living with psoriasis is like living through a storm.
Much like Mother Nature, your body takes on a different form.
Your skin can burn as hot as a wild fire,
And relief from the agony, is all you desire.
When lightening strikes and you hear the thunder,
“When will it stop?” is all you can wonder.
You can feel like you're drowning in a tidal wave of pain,
Knowing that “this too shall pass”, is what keeps you sane.
When your skin is as dry as the fields of a drought,
It helps to remember and to NEVER doubt...
*Whatever we cross, whatever our pain…
God always sends a rainbow after the rain!
Mama Kat has got talent people. I mean seriously, who could inspire someone to write about such a personal, sensitive "issue" with ONLY ONE WORD! You gotta sign up and become a part of the "Cool Thursday Blog Hop" crowd. Not to pressure you or anything...LOL!
* I read these two lines on the Internet once. They are not my own. I have, however, never forgot these words or the impact these words have had on some of my darkest life moments.