Also Healthcentral has published the results of the 2010 Putting Our Heads Together Poetry contest. Some very thought provoking works! One of the Honorable Mentions was Migraine Medication Change written by Migraine Puppet, whose writings have inspired me over the months! Anyone who has changed meds to no avail will understand the longing expressed in this poem.
I even entered a poem of my own, the first I had written in probably thirty years. It wasn't bad for someone as rusty as myself at writing anything but prose, and generally business writing at that! Stretched my mind a little bit and expanded my horizons, but it was very difficult work for me. I think I probably should practice more at poetry, but not sure if I have the right amount of connectivity to the right side (creative side) of my brain. Maybe I could get rewired??
Here's my little poem below with references because for whatever odd reason I went all Greek pantheon with this....
Spawn of Hephaestus
Burning ganglion eruption
Burrowing deep to forge another
Twisting turning barb wired spear for
The Algea dance maypole madness
Winding hypothalamic strands
Of cascading neuronal darkness
Extinguishing all thought.
Achelois attends blessed by Lethe
Needle driven tonics flow
Down the Phlegethon torrent;
Saved once more from Tartarus
The key to the terms:
Prometheus: God of Forethought, Stole fire from Hephaestus and was tortured for it
Algea: Spirits of suffering, pain, tears, and distress
Achelois: Moon goddess of Pain Relief
Lethe: The spirit of forgetfulness and oblivion
Phlegethon: The underworld river of fire and pain
Tartarus: Hell, the place of ultimate punishment
Deimos: God of dread and fear
Did I get metaphysical or what?? Pretty bad when you need a scorecard to keep track of the deities. Makes me laugh!! I had a good time doing it, and that's what counts!!! Thank you Migraine Puppet for inspiring me to try!