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TMS Haikus

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by happy_warrior, Aug 25, 2017.

  1. happy_warrior

    happy_warrior New Member

    I have recently started writing haikus as a way to get out all of my thoughts, especially those related to my TMS. I've been journaling and always have SO much to write about. Haikus give me a break and get me to condense a big deep thought down into only a few lines. Much easier to digest, and brings some fun into really difficult subjects. I thought I might share a few here incase some of you can relate. Disclaimer: I never write poetry and I don't claim these to be good haikus! But they are at least truthful.

    My brief personal story: I have had chronic back pain and other symptoms for 2 years. I recently got diagnosed with TMS and after a few months, am about 90% better. I'm going back to work in a month! My journey with TMS and myself will still continue though.

    Also, if you'd like to try it, please contribute some haikus! I'd like to read about others experiences in this form as well.

    My back pain is gone!
    Pressure turned pain to habit
    Now I hear myself

    Constant exhaustion
    Looking deep inside yourself
    All for the first time

    Never quite enough
    I must push on somehow
    Gratitude is good

    Tried to blame myself
    It wasn’t mine to control
    You really did great

    I have been so lost
    But have found footing again
    Still I want to scream

    Love and accept you
    Do the same to others too
    That’s all you can do

    My new motto is:
    “It’s usually okay”
    Hard to remember.

    I lost things I loved
    Everything as I knew it
    Never been so sad.

    Forgiveness is hard
    Take what you put on others
    See it in yourself

    Bad thoughts comes around
    I gently watch them be there
    Slowly there is space

    One day I felt pain
    The things I loved disappeared
    But hey, pain’s gone now!

    My thoughts defined me.
    I made them, nobody else.
    Now I mourn the past.

    Anxiety comes.
    Is it skewing the truth?
    Or can I indulge?

    Pressure all the time.
    I can’t let myself know good.
    That will keep me safe.

    MindBodyPT, Lainey, Ellen and 2 others like this.
  2. Ellen

    Ellen Beloved Grand Eagle

    Love this idea. Thanks for sharing.

    And congratulations on your recovery!
    Lily Rose likes this.
  3. Lily Rose

    Lily Rose Beloved Grand Eagle

    I think these are very eloquent and beautiful! Thank you for sharing <3

    .... with Love and Gratitude ^_^

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