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Little hammers tapping
In the space behind my eyes
Warn me that there’s more to come
As pain intensifies.

It isn’t quite a migraine – 
Likely it’s induced by stress – 
Yet that knowledge gives no comfort
Nor does it hurt any less.

Advil often takes the edge off
By providing quick relief;
There are times, though, such a respite’s 
Non-existent or too brief.

Headaches all my life have plagued me
So I know that it will fade,
But ‘til then there’s no escaping
All those hammers on parade.

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  1. Date: 4/2/2013 4:38:00 PM
    Tink, Tink, Tink, now what do you think. Am I a rat ta tat ta tat. Nah. :) I too know the pain of tension. Do you suppose it could be caused by all this apprehension? :)

  1. Date: 4/2/2013 1:28:00 PM
    I never knew a headache could make someone feel so good (at least those of us lucky enough to read your poem of personal pain) Ilene. Sorry you have to suffer like this. I only get them occasionally but they REALLY knock me out. Another excellent write by a wonderful gal. And oh by the way..Soup Mail!

  1. Date: 4/2/2013 8:46:00 AM
    I too, suffer often from headaches....triggered by so many things (weather, tension...and who knows what all).....nothing seems to relieve them... I have empathy for you Ilene!

  1. Date: 4/2/2013 8:01:00 AM
    Ilene. I know of what you speak. not every day lately, but when it comes it can last for months. take heart, love, Kathy

  1. Date: 4/2/2013 5:08:00 AM
    - If I can comfort you with my words .... I know EVERYTHING about headaches, I have it almost every day. - Terrible ...... - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)