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An Invisible Force

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An invisible force
Ravishes my body.

Upsetting my brain,
Twisting my words,
Stealing my sleep,
Draining my energy,
Attacking my muscles,
Amplifying my pain,
Slowing my pace.

An invisible force
Changes my life.


This poem describes my feelings about Fibromyalgia and how it affects my life.  Fibromyalgia is a hidden disease and that makes it difficult for others to understand.

I was diagnosed about 20 years ago and it seems to get worse as I get older.  I don’t discuss it often because I’m determined not to let it take over my life.

Most days I feel I have a blessed life because it can always be worse.  Sometimes, though, late at night I feel like it’s just too much.  It’s difficult when you realize that you’re living a life you never chose and certainly never envisioned.  This is my first attempt to share the struggles of having a hidden, invisible disease.

I hope that if you know someone who suffers from Fibromyalgia that this poem will give you just a little insight into how he or she feels every single day.


is a common and complex chronic pain disorder that causes widespread pain and tenderness to touch that may occur body wide or migrate over the body.  Along with other symptoms, pain and tenderness wax and wane over time.  Fibromyalgia (FM) affects people physically, mentally and socially.  FMCPAware  Fibromyalgia affects about 5% of the world population; yet there is no cure.  Fibromyalgia Treating

Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with Fibromylagia?  How do you deal with all the changes in your life?  What treatments have worked best for you?



4 thoughts on “An Invisible Force

    • Thank you, Peter. Many people aren’t aware of Fibromyalgia unless they know someone diagnosed with it. Thanks for reading my posts. 🙂

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