Is this how life will be?
Pain and illness with an end I can not see?
How can I live like this?
When life seems like a dark abys,
one I can not escape,
its strong clenches constantly at my nape.
Pain and illness now old companions,
as the frustration of fatigue seems like endless canyons
ones that I find hard to drag myself out of.
Would it be better to just let go and fall?
Would it matter at all?
One can not live by will alone,
and even if I could, I find even that is waning,
with every ounce of energy that continues draining.
Is all this due to a sin for which I have yet to atone?
Lord I don't understand,
why don't you reach out a hand?
I feel as though I am falling with nothing to grab hold of,
while you watch it all with disinterest from above.
Is this how my life will be?
Or will there be an end to the misery?
~ Liz Austin 2019
Born and raised in Upstate NY, Liz is a freelance writer. She has written for websites, blogs, and magazines for the last 10 years. She also acts as a proofreader and beta reader for several authors, all the while working on her first book.