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2010 Migraine Poetry Contest.

Post  TeriRobert on Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:24 pm

I wanted to be sure all of you are aware that we're now accepting entries for our 2010 Putting Our Heads Together Poetry Contest.

Even if you've never written a poem before, give it some consideration. One year, our first place winner won with the very first poem she'd ever written.

For more information, please CLICK HERE.

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Re: 2010 Migraine Poetry Contest.

Post  TeriRobert on Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:06 am

Is anyone here going to enter the contest?

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Re: 2010 Migraine Poetry Contest.

Post  alli on Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:15 am

I'm working on one. the best poem I've written was about Trigeminal Neuralgia. I'm trying to get the same inspiration to write on about my migraine experiences.

I hope to have one I like ready to enter before the deadline.
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Re: 2010 Migraine Poetry Contest.

Post  TeriRobert on Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:21 am

Great, Alli! I look forward to reading it.

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alli wrote:I'm working on one. the best poem I've written was about Trigeminal Neuralgia. I'm trying to get the same inspiration to write on about my migraine experiences.

I hope to have one I like ready to enter before the deadline.
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Re: 2010 Migraine Poetry Contest.

Post  alli on Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:46 am

Hi Teri,

I'm trying to enter the contest but when I click on the link it just keeps taking me back to your page with your poem, which is fantastic btw.

What should I do?

Here is my poen. I wrote it when I woke up with a bad migraine. I had been dreaming that I was trying to take my meds while visiting with a friend. I woke up with pain boring through my head.

Dreams Lost
By Allison Harrison

God! This agony!
Spearing, boring through my head
So much is gone
Chased away by relentless pain

Dreams for my life have fled
From the small world my life has become
Fenced in by pain
No room is left for dreams of more

What life is this that now exists
Friends have disappeared
Tired of excuses and missed events
By how unreliable I have become

What clarity I have
Is clouded by a fog brought on
By my traitorous brain
And my arsenal of drugs

Those drugs, those blasted drugs
Supposed bring this monster down
But at such an awful cost
My brain is dull and oh so slow

So now I exist in the small spaces
Between pain and fear
Of attacks of agony, a body betrayed
By a brain storming with neuronal fits

My dreams have changed
From a life lived large
To simply a wish -
A life without my companion pain


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Re: 2010 Migraine Poetry Contest.

Post  alli on Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:39 am

Nevermind..... I tried it again and it worked.
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Re: 2010 Migraine Poetry Contest.

Post  Almostangela on Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:50 pm

Well done, Alli

Good luck

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Re: 2010 Migraine Poetry Contest.

Post  TeriRobert on Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:21 pm

Alli,

Glad you got your poems posted. I noticed that one was posted twice. Looked as if all the line breaks disappeared the first time. I deleted that copy for you.

For anyone else who's interested, we're accepting entries through March 31.

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