Still Hoping


I sleep 10 hours but still wake up tired.
I take my medicine but still I am sick.
I say my prayers but still they are not answered.

I cry every night but still feel the pain.
I donate money but still no cure.
I plan ahead but still afraid of my future.

I listened to you speak but still don’t understand.
I take notes but still can’t remember.
I hide symptoms but still people notice them.

I changed my diet but still progressed.
I go to the park but still can’t run.
I drank very little but still need a restroom.

I hold on tight but still drop things.
I talk slow but still slur words.
I always smile but still envy you.

I have MS but still … I have hope for a cure.

About Nicole Lemelle

My name is Nicole Lemelle. I am a writer, activist and a person living with Multiple Sclerosis. I created My New Normals to educate those who do not understand MS, reassure people with similar plights and inspire everyone to seize command of their lives.