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I'll Tell Everybody...
I have epilepsy & have had it for over 20 years. It started when I was 6 & the doctors said everyone can have 1 seizure before being diagnosed with epilepsy. A year passed & then I had another, I was officially epileptic. I went 2 years seizure free & everyone was hoping I was growing out of it. But then, down I went again. Over time it has worsened. I now have 4 types of seizures instead of the initial 1 type. I’ve had serious injuries, & countless brushes with death. But there are many people worse off than me, & I hope to fulfil some or all of my ambitions and dreams! I go out, have fun, & I don’t think about the epilepsy unless it causes a problem.
Over the hills and far away,
It’s far too far for me to go.
I sit down by our old oak tree
And watch as the sunrise glows.
You’re watching me in every which way,
I cannot think of a way to escape.
I know you are doing everything you can,
But some days I really just hate.
I’m living my life to the best I can,
I try to be all I can be.
I’m living a life of pain and torment,
Nothing compared to others though, and this has helped shape me.
I have asked it, my family have asked it, the big question;
Why me? Or, why her? But, why not me?
It’s just another quirk to add to my list of uniqueness!
I’ve never fitted in, I’ve never been ordinary.
I like to have fun, I like to dream,
I have a vivid imagination full of fantasies!
Right now, I want to learn to dance,
Feel the music around me as I move about!
So I’ll say to everybody:
Let’s dance! C’mon and have some fun,
Just dance everybody, look what we’ve goin’ on!
Let’s dance, coz I just want to feel free,
Free from this life that is surrounding me!