It’s real- please believe!
Behind that smile is an ocean of tears
Tears you will likely never see
Known only to those closest to me
Who watch the struggle to rise above
The courage it takes to face another day of unknowns and fear.
Behind the smile so often worn is a thief that lurks
Waiting to steal the hours that lie ahead
… my courage… my hope
Waiting for that unknown moment to touch down
Wreaking devastation and exhaustion beyond compare.
And though you cannot see-
Cannot comprehend the impact of an unpredictable – often unmanageable disease
It’s all too real, so very real.
This is chronic migraine
– Shoshana Lipson
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