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ME/CFS and related chronic complex diseases

I am me not M.E

By Collette Wallace

I have M.E…

I aim for it not to define me
and be all people see

I love socializing
Find traveling mesmerizing
I loved working with multiple brands
And seeing live bands

I am now mainly bedbound on my own
But my love for my interests has only grown
They will always be part of me
And I will not solely be defined with M.E

Despite being constantly ill
Always wishing for a magic pill
I strive to work through the pain
And learn to dance in the rain

Be kind to yourself each day
Push the frustration away
Make a positive mantra & repeat it
To help strong mental health & keep it

Fight feeling down
Reverse that frown
Don’t shed a tear
Smile ear to ear

Keep your head up high
Look at the beautiful sky
Not today, go away,
tomorrow is new start to the day

Ignore friends that dropped you fast
Hold close kind friends that tightened their clasp
It feels like there is no end in sight
But please like me never give up the fight

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