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My life with ME: three poems that describe my world
  1. Jade Smith
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr H Marcovitch
    Syndication Editor, BMJ Publications; h.markovitch{at}

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Not knowing what will come

A doctor asking too much

That sets you back a week or so.

A doctor that wants you to go away

People who don’t know ME

Who agree with what the doctor says.

Living on the edge

It’s not a nice place to be,

Even when you have ME

Unkind words set you back

When trying hard to be free of ME

I hope this won’t happen to me.

How silly people can be.

Some push you towards the edge.

Some doctors and people …

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