The Battle

By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

Artist Unknown

The battle’s almost over
Pain will be the victor
Body growing tired
Age assisting pain

Fought a fight worth fighting
Life lived in agony
Now what lay ahead
More pain more fight not me

Morning rise in misery
Lunchtime brings the same
Dinner left uneaten
Pain has won again


  1. willowdot21 says:

    I hope this is more poetic licence than reality. Ifit is reality I empathize and sendyou healing vibes 💜

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    1. Hi Willow, thank you for your kind thoughts. I have been a chronic pain sufferer since my early teenage years – nearly 50 years – sometimes it gets to be more than I can handle. Thank you for your care! 🥰

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      1. willowdot21 says:

        I am sorry to hear this. I have broken my back twice in the last 22yrs so I do know pain so I am sending you strength and gentle hugs… Try to keep going never let it win 💜💜💜💜🙂

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      2. Oh Willow – how awful for you! I’m so sorry. Hugs for you too!!! ❤️‍🩹


  2. Sadje says:

    Sending you healing thoughts Ami, if this is reality based.

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    1. Thank you Sadje. It just gets to be too much sometimes … was not my intent to worry anyone. Just an outlet – as writing so often is. ❤️

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome! Write your pain and frustration away. It helps.

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  3. KL Caley says:

    What a brilliant piece, Ami. If it’s from experience then sending you well wishes and hope you heal soon. With my own family health issues recently, it brings right home how important it is to have your health. Take care my friend. KL ❤

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    1. Thank you KL – I hope you and yours will be ok and recover. Chronic illness and pain are sometimes hard to deal with, these past couple of days tried to do me in. Thank you for understanding. Prayers and healing energy sent to you and yours. ❤️

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      1. KL Caley says:

        Oh Ami, I’m so sorry to hear that. Sending you lots of love and healing too. Take care. KL ❤

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  4. I am sorry to hear this. Sending also good vibes to all suffering on any pain. After 25 years i got freed from Heliobacter pylori which was undiscovered so long, and had bullied me in any occasion. Best wishes, Michael

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    1. Thank you Michael. We all have burdens to bear. I try not to complain or even talk about it, but once in a while it leaks out. ((hugs)) 😊


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