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Headache Poetry: Never Far Behind

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 Sharon Bilek, Ohio

Never far behind…looming there. They wait.

One moment of vulnerability is the key that
Opens Pandora’s Box,
And my life is theirs for the taking.

Relentless and unmerciful, they stalk me.

Greedy and never satisfied, they take
Everything-and come back for more.

There is no outsmarting them.

No pleading with them.

They gain momentum as they plunder and are
Energized by their destruction.

Oh, gifts of Divine Wisdom, hiding in this

Find me.

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