Dark and Quiet

26 Nov

Dark & Quiet

This message is more specific
Than most that I do write
It’s directed at people who
Wage a similar fight

It’s for those who are dealing with
A chronic kind of pain
Physical in body or
Emotional in brain

I’ve managed to reintegrate
Myself in the workforce
After years of having my
Ailments take me off course

I was not able to pick up
Exactly where I’d left
Some factors had to be tweaked and
Conditions made bereft

When one is constantly in pain
Your senses grow intense
Making things a bit darker
Serves as a good defense

The normal lighting tubes above
Which most will pay no mind
Over prolonged hours cause
Fatigue is what I find

And so I’ve made an effort to
Keep man-made light around
Dimmer than normal in order
To feel much less wound

Darkened lenses on my glasses
Also help to serve
To block excessive lighting in
Which plucks the painful nerve

Yes, some will look at you strange
Or say, “You think you’re cool?”
But to me, he who worries of
Such things is the real fool

The other factor that has helped
Is to keep the noise low
I’ve made an effort to stay clear
Of those who do bellow

And speak more loudly than is needed
All that extra noise
Over time will only serve
To erode all your poise

The truth is that most people talk
Far more than is required
And I have learned that excess only
Leads to getting tired

I choose my actions carefully
And made what I have last
And that applies to talking when
I’m contacted or asked

It isn’t necessary to
Just yammer on all day
And being one who has learned this
I like to stay away

From those who have no concept of
“Enough” because they just
Serve to be another pain
That is upon me thrust

Dark and quiet’s how I work
And where my peace does thrive
Dark and quiet’s how this broken
Vessel does survive

You cannot stop your body from
Breaking down, but you can
Change your outside factors and
Devise a fitting plan

To work around what holds you back
But you must have the guts
To make accommodations even
If they’ll think you’re nuts

                                    ~Miro

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7 Responses to “Dark and Quiet”

  1. Sue Dreamwalker November 26, 2012 at 11:16 am #

    ” you cannot stop your body from breaking down, but you can change your outside factors”!…

    Yes we can, so many do not see we can alleviate much of our pain through attitude of mind… Related to this post enormously thank you Miro 🙂

    • Warrior Poet November 26, 2012 at 11:40 am #

      I was speaking more in the long-term. Aren’t too many 95 year olds who can still do a pole vault. 😉 But yes, we can cope with the breakage through focus and concentration instead of pill popping/booze.

  2. jpointere November 26, 2012 at 10:07 pm #

    Reblogged this on onbeingdifferent and commented:
    A wise and interesting personality. A warrior in the truest sense. Bravo!

  3. Mike Fisk November 26, 2012 at 11:55 pm #

    Great post. Thanks for sharing! Don’t get here as often as I’d like but I’m always enlightened by your words. God Bless~ Mike

  4. johncoyote November 27, 2012 at 1:13 am #

    Mind and body will become weaker. I like the logic of life of my Grandfather. He read three newspapers daily and always kept up with his world till his death at 94 years old. A active mind and body will last longer. Drinking/smoking and too much medicine will do us in. Thank you for your thoughts. I’m 54 years old and hope to see grand kids grow up.

  5. Mira Jay November 29, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    Ah… I pity those who don’t know why we’re given two eyes, two ears but only one mouth… & I agree; when we can neither change life’s play nor act on its stage of fools, we’ve to create our own scenario…

    Love & Light

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