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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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.”
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