Tired is such ….

Tired, 

Is such an inadequate word. 

When exhaustion strikes, 

How tired am I ?. 

Pain, 

Waves of pain, 

Where does it hurt ?. 

Wrong question. 

Where doesn’t it hurt ?. 

Top to bottom, 

Waves of pain, 

Different levels, 

Muscles throbbing, 

Joints creaking, 

Sit down, 

Stand up, 

Lie down. 

All the same. 

I am so, 

Stiff. 

Every joint, 

Creaks, 

Like an old door on rusty hinges, 

Bone on bone, 

Shoulders slumped, 

Neck aches, 

Head throbs, 

Tightness, 

Feel so…

Restricted, 

Confined, 

Wrapped in a pain bandage. 

I feel so…

Beaten, 

Brutalised, 

Internal screams, 

Frustrated at myself, 

At the body, 

Letting me down. 

I am so…

Worn thin, 

Worn out, 

Simply,

Worn. 

Tired, 

Is such an inadequate word. 

For me. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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