It aches when I awaken, it aches when I retire

It wraps itself around me, and wraps me in its fire

It pulls against my muscles, it pulls inside my head

It doesn’t want to let me sleep, but makes me stay in bed.


It talks to me of lonliness, it draws tears from my eyes

It reminds me of my failures, it begs I compromise

It wants me just to lie down, and let my heart turn grey

It wants me to forget to live, and sleep my life away


But I am NOT this body.  And I am not amused

I am not these cells that hurt, so don’t get me confused

This plague that is upon me, is just an enemy

I AM the Spirit inside, and I know that I am free.