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Submitted Poetry: Headaches are a Thing in Life

In the fall of 2006 the NHF’s Headache Education and Support Group facilitators invited their attendees to submit headache-related poetry. Because interest in this project grew, it was opened up to all who visit the NHF’s web site, as well as those who read NHF HeadLines.

The NHF received a variety of headache-related submissions. We have selected poems, limericks and verse that are relatable to those who suffer with this disease.

We extend our sincere thanks to all who submitted their work.

By James Esson, New South Wales

Headaches are a thing in life.
Lots of the time they bring us strife.
They make us down, and put us out.
They make us full of sadness and doubt.

But one thing you can get from this terrible pain.
As you continue to wish that it won’t come again.
Is the hope that someday the ache will dull.
When that day comes you’ll feel like a gull.

Floating away above the clouds
Shouting out oh so proud
That you’re feeling well, happy, and gay,
So why not share it, and
Brighten someone else’s day?



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