IntroductionI once had pure energy, to run all day long;Introduction1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Had the strength to tumble, and to dance to a song.
I had been described as attention-seeking;
Yet, enigmatically shy, and hardly speaking.
I've never fitted neatly into one defined box,
And I was always the kid with the holes in her socks.
I had independence then, was free to pave my own way;
But these privileges, here, were not destined to stay.
My paved road took a turn up a steep rocky hill,
As I became the girl who was constantly ill.
Forever being injured, it felt like a curse!
I thought it was hard then, but with age, it got worse.
Now, I'm a woman still smart and still sweet;
But it's become near-impossible to spend time on my feet.
Days of running and dancing have long gone away,
As I struggle with dressing and sitting each day.
I retain a youthful face, despite my journey's trials;
I've kept my conscience, and I've not lost my smiles.
But my foggy brain rests beneath layers of haze;
Where the weeks feel like hours, and the m