On A Day Like Today

On a day like today I lay in bed waiting.

My body is speaking,

I am not listening.

“Don’t get up. You can’t get up.”

I get up, and I move.

 

On a day like today I move with added weight.

My body is speaking,

I am not listening.

“Don’t take another step.”

I put one foot in front of another.

 

On a day like today my voice is quieter.

My body is speaking,

I am not listening.

“Don’t talk. Don’t answer. Don’t speak.”

I open my mouth and force the words out.

 

On a day like today my eyes don’t want to open.

My body is speaking,

I am not listening.

“Stay shut. Be heavy.”

I force my eyes open and see.

 

On a day like today my insides are shaking.

My body is speaking,

I am not listening.

“Shake, shake, shiver.”

I take a deep breath and feel the calm.

 

On a day like today the tears try to fall.

My body is speaking,

I am not listening.

“Cry…cry…cry…”

I look at my kids and hold back the tears.

 

On a day like today I am reminded.

My mind is speaking,

I am trying to listen.

“You are strong. You are supported. You have this day.”

 

On a day like today

I get up, and I move.

I put one foot in front of another.

I open my mouth and force the words out.

I pull my eyes open and see.

I take a deep breath and feel the calm.

I look at my kids and hold back the tears.

On a day like today my body says,

“You’re alive.”

And I am going to listen.

-Kelly

6 thoughts on “On A Day Like Today

  1. Wow look who is a poet now!! Fantastic poem sis!!! Truely let’s us know what is running through your head when you have a day like today. You are very supported all you have to do it ask. Love you.

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    1. Thanks Ben! I appreciate you volunteering to help today!! I will let you know. It’s something I need to work on. Asking for help is a hard thing. Ps…I might have learned a little poetry from you ❤️

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  2. Beautiful Haiku …..So thought provoking. I felt like you took me on a journey in your mind and body. I read it to Dad slowly in the car last night…Almost didn’t get the words out. Definitely makes you pause and think . We are all so lucky to have you share your feelings with all of us Sweetie.. Love Mom

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