i fightis colitis


stressed out

pressed out

spread thin as

melted butter

dries into hard

charred toast

(cheap toaster,

get what you

pay for, huh?)


calendar days

overlap, overfill

with uneventful

events (or ever

errant errands);

can’t clear any

cluttered squares

for open spaces

just to breathe.



worry like dog

that won’t let go

of old stale bone;

just bury them

(in moist garden

with earthworms

in dirt) dig ’em up

later, composted.


body is inflamed

system attacks own

internal flora/fauna

(acidic thoughts

exacerbate cycle:

over-react  or

stuff fears deep?)

irritated colon tries

to digest itself.


is it possible

to self-correct




“Therefore we do not lose heart.  though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.  For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.  For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

2 Corinthians 4:16-18





24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kanzensakura
    Mar 14, 2015 @ 17:46:10

    Excellent scripture for this poem. Love burying that bone in the garden. Take care. My aunt has the same thing but things seem to be improving for her. I hope they do for you as well.


  2. hypercryptical
    Mar 14, 2015 @ 08:43:17

    Stress and colitis are not good bedfellows – but in these days of ours, stress is often an unwelcome companion.
    May you win over your burnt toast days Lynn!
    Kind regards
    Anna :o]


  3. kelly
    Mar 14, 2015 @ 08:08:08

    This seems to me such a testament of the way so many of us live today. Hope you find relief soon.


  4. Prajakta
    Mar 14, 2015 @ 00:48:17

    Stay strong… it always gets better!


  5. katiemiafrederick
    Mar 13, 2015 @ 23:53:33

    For me at least.. i have to say yes.. as with peace of mind and body practiced in balance.. Auto immune issues of Sjogren’s Syndrome, Dysautonomia, and Fibromyalgia came under the tame.. of mastery of mind and body balance in relative control…

    Yeah.. and the doctors say.. just a random remission.. but i know better than that.. now for sure..with no words or pills to cure.. the healing is below in senses and emotions in relative control..:)


  6. Grace
    Mar 13, 2015 @ 16:52:52

    My day today is full of deadlines so I can relate to the stress and overlapping days ~ Hope your weekend is better ~


  7. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Mar 13, 2015 @ 14:55:01

    Somehow we have to get through the ordeals.. hmm if the toaster is toast maybe I would settle for crisp bread..:-)


  8. Linda Kruschke
    Mar 13, 2015 @ 14:07:13

    I could relate to this. And I love the verse at the end — it’s one of my favorites. Peace, Linda


  9. Glenn Buttkus
    Mar 13, 2015 @ 13:32:42

    Liked your poem; glad to hear U play the flute. Will trade you my Chronic Inflammatory Demylinating Polyneuropathy for your Colitis.


  10. claudia
    Mar 13, 2015 @ 13:12:59

    ugh… too many days filled with errant errands and burned toast… def. good to fix our eyes on what is unseen – though i find it extremely difficult at times..


  11. writerwannabe763
    Mar 13, 2015 @ 12:01:53

    My husband suffers from ulcerative colitis Lynn, so I know of your struggles and frustrations…. Hope you get some relief…. Diane


  12. billgncs
    Mar 13, 2015 @ 11:15:37

    keep up the good fight –

    Once when I wasn’t paying attention, I discovered that it is possible to set toast on fire in the toaster. Alas, if you try to save it, it crumbles into dust like an ancient Egyptian mummy, when one tries to butter it.


I welcome your comments!

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: