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Senryu: I'm Baaaaack!
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Friday, January 21, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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This went in a completely different track than what I wanted it to. I was going to write about the Monster of Pain, but this is what came out.

Monsters come in many forms. I know--I used to drink, I still smoke cigarettes. I know the Monster of Addiction.

Please pray for me. I've been a total bitch to Karen because my damn pinched nerve is acting up again. I can't sleep. Nothing helps. NOTHING. I can't afford to go to the doctor, I already owe a hospital bill I can't pay. (No insurance.) I don't mean to yell at Karen, I just can't seem to make her understand. And I don't mean to whine at y''ve been more than supportive, but I'm going crazy!! Please, please pray for both of us...

Thank you. :(

The monster is back.
Can't you see it sitting there
Perched on my shoulder?

Patiently waiting
For a moment of weakness
(It's been here before).

Given permission,
It moves in with lightning speed
And regains control.

It stares back at me
When I look in the mirror.
Its eyes are my eyes.

Its pain is my pain.
I understand its feelings.
It understands mine.

(C) Copy written, 21 January, 2005, by Karla Dorman.

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Reviewed by ~Indigo~ Elga 1/23/2005
Dear Karla,

Pain certainly has a strange effect on our moods, trust me when I say that I understand, and empathize. May you soon find comfort and relief. Eloquent write Karla. God bless and be well.

warm hugs and love
Elga your friend in SA
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/22/2005

I wish I could take away the pain from you; you don't deserve to suffer so needlessly! I also wish I could help pay the bills or pay your hospital bills; but I can't, and it is very frustrating. If I could, believe you me, I would do it in a nanosecond!! I am not mad at you, and I do forgive you for the anger you directed at me yesterday. I wish I could be in your shoes (maybe I don't!), but maybe it would give me a new perspective on just what you are dealing with and knowing that you want relief; yet you can't get it. I am so sorry you are having to endure this hell; I wish I could be more of a support system to you; but it is hard when you are frustrated or know this, dear sister of mine: you are always in my prayers and thoughts, and I hope that you find the relief you so desperately seek soon! In the meantime, think of your upcoming cruise and the fun you are going to have; and think that you may eventually get some needed relief beforehand! Now put a smile on that face of yours, and try to think of the joy you have brought many people with your talent (especially to me!); you have many people who care for you and love you, and when you hurt, we ALL hurt!! God be with you during this hard, painful time in your life, and may He put a Healing Touch upon your body!

I love you with all my heart and soul!

As always, your twin, Karen Lynn. :( >tears <
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 1/22/2005
My monster is always just buzzing along, he enjoys drugs as much as I...LOL! Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 1/22/2005
I'm sure Karen being your Twink knows full well the power of 'the monster' and I truly hope he leaves you alone very very soon, Karla.
When I suffered from a pinched nerve, that monster was truly vicious. Our thoughts and prayers are truly with you.
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 1/22/2005
Karla, I've been in both your shoes and Karen's. At times I still am. When my neck injury bothers me, to the point that I think I just can't stand it another moment, that's when I regress back into myself, doing my best not to lash out. Sometimes though, I still do, and in thoughtless words, I hurt the very one that would give me his life if he thought it would do any good.
Then when his back is twirling him, like a baton, it is I that catches his tongue lashings. Though at those particular moments, we may flare our tempers and mouths, in the end we know that we love each other.
When the pain subsides, we make up, and all is right with the world..that is until the next time..then it all starts over again.
Karen knows you love know Karen loves you...
It's the pain that nobody loves.

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/22/2005
Sorr4y to hear Karla....hope you feelbetter soon dear One!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 1/21/2005
sorry to hear that you're in so much pain. I hope writing about it brings on relief soon.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/21/2005
Karla! I know that of which you write! It may come in a different form but it's there. Praying for you, I am your friend. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 1/21/2005
sorry that you are feeling the way you are, it has got to be helpout there for you to help with the hospital bills, and i guess over-the counter drugs aren't working, i am sure your sister knows and will be patient with you~~~just make sure every now and then you give her a hug or a loving have my prayers
get well
put those smokes down
try and try again
much love
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 1/21/2005
Karla I will pray for the pain to go away and for you to quit smoking, I myself can't even stand to be around the smell of cigrattes ewww!
God Bless
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 1/21/2005
Pain and no fags, you are in a bad way, pray the pain goes, and you kick the smoking fags..
Reviewed by Michelle Mills 1/21/2005
I've had a constant migraine headache for the last few days that's been driving me nuts too. Can't sleep, hurts to do ANYTHING. Miserable, miserable, miserable. I think I'm coming down with my daughter's strep throat. I feel grouchy and achy...ew. Karla I just said a prayer for you, poor dear. I feel so sorry for you and your pain. No fun. And I said a prayer for Karen as well. (Have you ever tried acupuncture? It's supposed to have lasting effects, and costs very little if you go to a school where they have students practicing the procedures...the girl that does my hair does that for her carpel tunnel syndrome, and only goes about every 6 months. The treatments work really great for her. And she goes to a school where it's inexpensive...) This is a good write. Boy do I feel your pain coming through every word. Hope you get some pain free rest soon. Much love, Michelle
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 1/21/2005
Pain can be difficult, and we all fall prey to it from time to time. I am sure Karen understands and will forgive you for whatever has been said. Its also winter. Emotions get higher at this time.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 1/21/2005
Pain often get us depressed. Hope you'll get better soon.

Sandie Angel a.k.a. Sandie May Angel :o(
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/21/2005
Karla, So sorry you are in pain again. I send healing vibes and prayers your way. I'm hoping that nerve knows you won't let it get the best of you and soon will release it's hold!...These are fantastic
Senryu, thanks for sharing. Stay strong!!!

Love Eileen
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 1/21/2005
I can relate too because mine acted up on me Saturaday and if my hubby had not built hand rails I would be either in the graveyard or in the hospital. But sometimes I get real evil when the nerve acts up. So I just stay out of people's way.
Reviewed by Dave Harm 1/21/2005
Can relate to this. Me, being Karen. No matter how much I try, I will never know all the pain my wife has been in from her accident. I also know, that when she does snap at me, its not her, its the monster. This will be the first poem I'll save at AD, and show it to my wife, when the time is right. Very well done...
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 1/21/2005
Very powerful last two verses, Karla, showing you and pain are old friends... Hate that for you.

Reviewed by Sherry Heim 1/21/2005
I think it is difficult, sometimes, to show how much we care when we are feeling so helpless in making someone feel better. It is a painful situation for both. I hope you feel better soon. I broke my back once, so I understand what you are going through, fortunately, I rarely have any problems related to my injury...I am very lucky, not many can say the same.
Take care,
Reviewed by Lori Moore 1/21/2005
At times we fail to see the monster sitting on the shoulder of another. Nice write.
Reviewed by Sue Hess 1/21/2005
i'm so sorry for your pain and i believe karen understands why you yell....sometimes its good to have someone there...even if its only to yell at when things build up too much
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 1/21/2005

I think the image says it all - powerfully written, emotive Senryu ... excellent work my friend!!



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