Thursday, April 14, 2011

WEGO Health Activist Prompt 14: Lies & Misconceptions


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For the month of April I'm participating in WEGO Health's Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge Prompts. If you'd like more information or want to participate, too, please visit: Health Activist Writer's Month Challenge.

Today's WEGO Health Activist Writing Month Prompt is: "Write a poem where every line is a lie or misconception about your condition."

This is certainly easy enough. Migraine is an incredibly misunderstood, stigmatized condition. I must say, though, I feel kind of weird writing them down because I'd hate for anyone to mistakenly assume I'm sharing facts. So please know this is me sharing lies & misconceptions, okay?

Migraine: Lies & Misconceptions: A Poem

Migraine is just a headache. Take an aspirin & suck it up.
Why are you wearing those sunglasses inside? Do you think you look cool or something?
My cousin's husband's best friend's brother tried, X, Y or Z and cured his migraines. Have you tried that?
I get migraines and I make it to work every day. You must be lazy.
If you tried harder you could heal yourself. You must want to be sick.

To all that I say suck it. What lies or misconceptions are most annoying to you?


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