Sunday, March 30, 2008

Waiting For The Storm.

My soul is oppressed
By the black and angry sky.
By the heavy velvet silence
Soft with foreboding.

Tension snakes up my neck,
Gripping me like a vice,
Squeezing out my sanity.

A dagger of light gashes the defenseless air,
The darkness retreats,
Temporary surrender.
It swallows the blade.

A thundering crash of sound,
Punches a hole into my world.
The beat of my heart
Leaps to join the rythmn,
The drumbeat of pain.

The storm lashes out.
The raindrops,
Dancing with my migraine.


puerileuwaite said...

You wouldn't make a good Weather Person, as that job would require a higher degree of emotional detachment from the subject matter.

val said...

Flashing lights and loud noises, oh, my migraine, you've gone over to Cathy.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Wonderful words and photos, Cathy! I can see, hear—and feel—the storm.

Travis said...

Great imagery and description of what a migraine is like.

lime said...

migraine AND a storm, oh that is a special brand of torment!

BBC said...

I've never had a migraine, I haven't had any kind of a headache for many years.

But my wife got them fairly often, the last one she had killed her in her early 40's.

Not that I'm saying you are, but she was wired wrong anyway and not very bright, so maybe that was for the best.

I don't think they understand all that very well yet. When things were going great in her mind she never got them.

When they wasn't she did, there has to be other factors there, stresses and such, I suggest that you avoid stress as much as you can. I can take it but many can't.

Hang in there hon.

cathy said...

pug, I'm English, weather is an emotional subject!

val, You sent it on holiday, didn't you?

ss nick, I hope you can't feel the headache:)

travis, I seem to spend a lot of time thanking you for your kindness. LOL

lime, I often get a headache before a storm.

bbc, As I understend it anyone can get a migraine. There is a scale and if enough causative factors are present a migraine is the result. What varies from one person to the next is how many factors cause them to get a migraine. My level is about 4 but in some people it can be as high as 10. I think it must be the variety of causes that makes it so difficult to research.

Bond said...

Now that is exactly what my Tuesday last week was about....perfect Cathy....

Ali said...

Great writing as always Cathy, and that last picture just about sums up the migraine.

Matt-Man said...

Great blend of pictures and words Cathy.

Tension snakes up my neck...

Great Line. Cheers!!

ann said...

Hi Cathy

eeeeeek... been there, had them most of my life, but for some wonderful reason they left me alone in middle age

your words and pics are a perfect match for a ghastly debilitating condition

hope things are well with you and yours

lotsa luv ann xxxxx

Akelamalu said...

Having suffered from Migraines I knew right away what you were writing about. x

puerileuwaite said...

Wait. You're ENGLISH? I am SO sorry.

Blancodeviosa said...

very wonderful my dear

Jocelyn said...

The interspersing of the pictures is great punctuation to your driviing words. How you can write such dark words here and such gorgeous, uplifting comments on my blog is amazing!

cathy said...

bond, I hope you are feeling better now:)

ali, thanks and you're right about the last pic, shudder.

matt-man, I'm glad you liked it. I still haven't gotten over your remote control!

ann, lovely to see you, I don't get as many as I used to and they tend to be less severe. Maybe there is something to be said for middle age after all.

akelamalu, it is practically an epidemic. Must have something to do with our modern lifestyles.

pug, sorry that I'm English?

blanco, and wonderful to see you dear:)

jocelyn, "My body is a wide house, a commune of bickering women, hearing their own breathing, denying each other...."

From "House of Changes"
by Jeni Cousyn.

Mimi Lenox said...

Sorry to hear about the headache. I get them too. Awful! I hope you feel better soon.

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BBC said...

My soul is oppressed
By the black and angry sky.

Mine is oppressed by mankind and how it raises and what it teaches us. And I fear that it may never get better.