Strip Me of Ambition ~ Author Cory Costantino

 

I want to not be tired

like I always am

and when I am not tired

I want to be restful

like my life is ahead of me,

 

but strip me of ambition

so, I might rest with the knowledge

that I will not be tired again

by the next stretch wearing me down

falling short enough to matter

and close enough to keep me going,

 

tired, tired, and tired some more.

thoughts make me tired;

thinking of what I want

what I know can be done

what the world could become

if I weren’t so tired

 

If I could forget what I’ve been through,

if my body didn’t know the pattern by now

I might overcome

but I will succumb

and nothing will be done

except I will somehow muster the will

to care enough

about an effort that I know

will tire me too much

 

©  Cory Costantino

Excerpt form the book “I Have A Name”


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I Have a Name

Preface  . . .  

We live in a society whereby there is an astounding increase in what is known as ‘the invisible disorders.’  We may be living with one or more of them ourselves, or perhaps it could be our parent, our child, our grandchild or the person working at the desk beside us.  These hidden, or not so hidden disorders are a part of our modern-day life, symptoms of hereditary, dietary, metabolic or chemical unbalances in the body – yet they exist and are very real for the person who lives daily with any of them.

There are many people silently suffering as a result.  They are walking through life feeling lost, unsupported, misunderstood and alone; yet there is hope in acceptance and inclusion.  There is hope when we give these disorders a voice, a name, a face and a place in society.  The collection within these pages are voices, names and faces; the accounts of real people by real people.  They either live with a disorder or have been deeply touched by knowing someone who does.

It is with my profound thanks to all the contributors, for opening themselves up, with the willingness to share these experiences with the world.  “You Have a Name.”

Brenda-Lee Ranta,  author of Allegories, and Myriad of Perceptions

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100% of all proceeds from this book are being donated to the “Starving Artist Fund” to assist writers in becoming published authors. Please support a writer today!



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