Whats hurt supposed to look like? Or act like??
I try to walk with an even gait because i will bend over,neck down and drag my left leg..while my right leg folds by itself
I smile because no one cares when i make pain noises because of a spasm,or my knee hyper extends while standing,or the carpal tunnel-cervical neuropathy sends waves of pain into my hands..and the lumbar makes pins,needles and sparkles in my feet
Or that i am still strong despite my infirmities
Or that i stopped complaining because deaf ears are worse than no ears.
How is hurt supposed to look and act to fit some stereotypical prejudices that normals associate with bums,malingerers and frauds?
Does pain have a mask like some tragic greek or Japanese noh play?
is a grimace and suffering look part of the kit you recieved at injury? Along with the psychological stigmata that others think you should exhibit....
I wasn't brought up that way nor is it part of my persona
I suffer...silently and privately as to not make people around me offer pity or "looks".
I do it quietly because they dont care and if i start looking for sympathy..there is a vast void of disappointment waiting at the end of that trail.
How is hurt supposed to look like? I'll keep them wondering i think