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Not Myself - Dedicated to Awareness to Epilepsy

Dealing with this everyday....
feeling nervous, insecure,
not myself
Like a jigsaw puzzle
missing a few pieces....
I feel incomplete. 
Living a stress free life
and maintaining order....
That's what works best for me.
Not knowing when a seizure
will happen-
The lights go dim....
Feeling scared,
feeling helpless.
Laying on the floor
feeling like giving up....
Just let the fear overtake me.
Feeling alone,
I pray to God....
"Dear Lord, please help me
to feel whole again
and give me the strength
to forge ahead
through the raging storm
inside of me."
Time to bring awareness 
to the world....
That Epilepsy is a nervous disorder,
not a mental illness.
It does not own or define me.

Copyright © Kathryn Churchman | Year Posted 2018


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  1. Date: 11/22/2018 4:50:00 PM

    I dated a woman with epilepsy and it was incredibly frightening seeing her under flight... it's like a turbulence on a plane and a sudden fall that sharply comes back to life and everyone is shaken, but the captain is most terrified out of every witness, but she knows it all too well...
  1. Date: 11/8/2018 4:34:00 AM

    It's so touching. Good health to you and to other people with this condition! And I wish you good luck in your creative activity!
  1. Date: 11/6/2018 4:37:00 PM

    Beautiful, heartfelt words Kathryn, poetry is a tool to express oneself and you have used it to full effect in this wonderful verse, I wish you all the best in the future, thanks for sharing your feelings with us...well done.
  1. Date: 11/6/2018 4:52:00 AM

    Thank you for describing your journey with epilepsy in such a heartfelt way. Well done.

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