With a chattering


A rattle pill-filled


the brain-numbing


change the look


my face

That’s just

on the



it gets bad


is just a

cosmetic push

Inside –

you can’t change


Β© Kait King, 2016


24 thoughts on “Changeling

  1. I know exactly what you mean. I have no choice but to be a medication that I rather not take. But without them, I could die or suffer immensely. I’m thankful that we have medications to keep us going. Medicines would not exist if they weren’t necessary.

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  2. Kait, those of us who live on medication know exactly what you’re saying, I find that the only thing that works to numb the pain is medication. I’m not advocating it’s use for recreational purposes just without it I wouldn’t cope day to day. Some days I feel that I should up the dosage but know what that leads to. Love and best wishes to you as always my dear friend. Have as pain free a week as possible without becoming so doped up you can’t cope with life xoxo

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    • Oh Dave exactly! I’m on and have been on, some horrific meds – I hate taking pills as it so affects my writing…but I would be dead without them – sometimes I have wondered why I open my mouth to chuck them in though! I have been put on and weaned myself off so many medications that I doubt I would have a problem giving up anything πŸ™‚ The only way I can make sense or have purpose out of what has happened to me is with my writing… Because I fight the meds I end up in some bad ways with pain which is just a constant anyway, but then I end up in a bit of hell and have to take things like morphine to shut me down for a bit! (Nigh on impossible but it gives me a good run for the money) lol – I’ve learned to make light of all of these things otherwise I would just hang myself!!! Hate being a burden too… feeling the love my friend, wishing you the same and enjoy the shaky nod to Spring you must surely be getting now ‘cos it’s fricken cold over here!! πŸ™‚ xoxo

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      • It’s still fricken cold here, but the daffodils and crocuses (croci?) are out. If only we could take a pill to make us better, something that would work with our natural bodies and cure completely whatever is causing the pain, how great would that be? Well worth the price xoxo

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      • Apparently I’m taking it! LOL – but not working so well πŸ™‚ Oooo I wonder if it is Croci? I like the way that word looks πŸ™‚ It’s colder at night and early morning now – and if there’s wind it’s definitely a chilly one – but still gorgeous on most days πŸ™‚ Get to put my little bunnies outside in the sunshine πŸ™‚
        There are so many researchers working to help this kind of thing – nerves, neurological stuff, so hopefully soooooooooN! xoxo

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      • Fingers crossed it will be sooner rather than later. All we can do is keep hoping and praying. The scientists are working miracles these days in every other field so hopefully they will come up with a wonder drug that will correct the DnA links to cure us, xoxo with love and wishes for a pain free future.

        We have to wonder what kind of world we will leave for Keith Richards don’t we?

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      • Hahaha! Oh poor ol’ Keith – they say every time a rock star dies he gets another twenty years! πŸ™‚ Yes, we have no idea what the future holds – I live sometimes minute by minute just to get through. And then some days are better πŸ™‚ Take care, blessings, love and light xoxo

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      • I know what you mean about the days, love and best wishes flowing your way from me, hope today is a good day, we had snow yesterday and everything is white this morning. Thought summer was almost here then we get winter back with a vengeance, still have to go to work though. Take care Kait my dear xoxo

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      • Snow!!??!! It’s crazy – and we are already a third of the way through the year….it’s incredible! It’s still relatively warm here too – poor old world, I think she’s confused! Hope you’ve had a great week and have an awesome weekend πŸ™‚ Take care xoxo

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      • It’s a long weekend with May beginning on Sunday. I’ve been busy this week and am so looking forward to spending 3 days putting my computer to rights since it was repaired. Take care lovely Kait and enjoy your weekend xoxo

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      • You too! πŸ™‚ Sunday has launched itself upon me like a spring morning – it’s beautiful today! Enjoy the long weekend and the short week – YaY!! πŸ™‚ xoxo


  3. It’s really sad, how so many people become trapped into addiction, yet there are so many that need it to function in later years due to serious conditions. Sometimes, I wonder if we would be better, not as medicated as our society is.

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    • Oh absolutely! Suffering with nerve damage myself, I’ve been put on so many medications and on large amounts. I am constantly trying to wean myself off them – my pain, unfortunately is permanent and inoperable, after a little while I realise why I have to take them….as much as I loathe it. I use as many natural techniques as I can but would be lost/dead without meds – but as the poem indicates – it changes who you are, gives you more things to hate about your life and more reasons to be a cavebear! πŸ™‚

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      • Have you looked into acupuncture I’ve heard it’s been known to help with nerve damage. My knowledge is very basic and would require plenty of homework. But maybe it would be worth a look.

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      • Oh thank you so much – unfortunately I’ve done everything possible – have dealt with pain for 18 yrs but has got seriously worse due to back surgery nearly 3 yrs ago….I even went into a decompression chamber to try to calm the damaged nerves but no luck…you become tolerant to a large amount, just sometimes you want to get a gun! lol πŸ™‚ bless your cotton sox for caring, thank you πŸ™‚

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