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Psalm 46:1-3 — God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
Isaiah 57:18 — I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.
Jeremiah 30:17 — For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.
Psalm 41:3 — The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.

Psalm 138: 3 — In the day when I cried, thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.
I Peter 5:7 — Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
Psalm 138:7 — Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.

Psalm 18:2 — The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
Invisible Illness | Lupus Awareness | kNOw LUPUS – Poem

Lupus is flaring bad today

So, no I can not come out to play

Today I will stay in my bed

Because the flare is in my head
Today it is attacking my brain

To be around others, I feel ashamed

I know this is not my fault

having trouble to walk and talk
I feel like a drunken stroke victim

Can’t finish sentences I begin

Dizziness is ever here

My vision is not very clear
Even with my glasses its very blurry

I can’t do anything in a hurry

I stumble and have to hug the wall

Otherwise, I would simply fall
Other symptoms are here too

It’s a lupus party, I didn’t want an invitation to

Every joint, bone and muscle aches horribly

Even wheezing because of pleurisy
No matter how hard I try to wish it away

There is no cure, lupus is here to stay

Even though I look “just fine”

There’s a Monster hiding just inside
It loves to rear it’s ugly head

At times it makes me wish I were dead

It doesn’t hurt just when I flare

It hurts every day, every where
It has made me allergic to the sun

So it’s taken away my summer fun

I love the water so you see

It’s taken the outdoors away from me
Near every day I’d be in a river, lake or stream

Now I only visit them on a computer screen

I am always stuck inside

Unless there are lots of clouds in the sky
I think the thing that bothers me most

Is to my friends and family I have become a ghost

Invites stopped along with texts and calls

If you still love me look at and research the cause
I really want to hangout and spend time with you

It’s just now my whole life is askew

Some nights I cry myself to sleep

I always feel so very weak
Every morning I wake up in pain

Feeling like I was struck by a train

Sometimes the pain is so bad I just want to scream

The social and psych issues aren’t a dream
Being stuck in the house is no fairytale

I think sometimes it is probably like jail

Some days I want to hike a trail

Then I remember how it could fail
If I push myself too far on a good day

In bed or the hospital is the price I pay

Every now and then for a week

I get a huge ugly discoid on my cheek
People call me antisocial and lazy

These people are ignorant and just crazy

If someone had to walk in my shoes for a mile

There is no way they could say “I’m fine, with a smile”
If I could make others feel what I feel

They would have no possible way to deal

Straight to the hospital they would be driving

The whole way thinking they were dying
It is terrifying when you have important questions about your health

Because with this disease doctors haven’t this knowledge in wealth

So your doctor can do nothing but shrug

To all my lupie brethren, I give a gentle hug

Because I know that your day may be like the one above

This is my new EVERYDAY

Lupus will never, ever go away

By: Kelly Brown-Moore diagnosed in 2009 with SLE

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