Somewhere Above the Pain

Big Valley at Dusk -Rosalyn Alleman

Pain is one of the most difficult things one faces in life. Doctors can give us pain killers that can soon become addictive, or we can choose an other option. Some survive chronic pain is by learning to live above the pain. Most of us might  think choosing to ignore pain an impossible task. But, for those who are in continuous pain, that may be the only choice available if they want to have a better quality of life. I have seen this happen first hand and know it is really possible.

Somewhere Above the Pain

Somewhere above the pain there is life

A place where one can live and function

Where hopes and dreams can still be achieved

Living above the pain does not make it go away

It only allows one to be in control

Pain lies rooted in one’s being

A constant reminder

Rearing its ugly head

Vying for control

Only to be suppressed once more

By hope determination and faith

Unwilling to resign oneself to fate

Knowing that above the pain

Above the pills

There is light and hope

It is a choice one must make

Every day all day long

*A tribute to all of you who makes this choice every day, all day long!

Photo contributed by: Rosalyn Alleman

 

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