this one is not cheerful, though many can appreciate the sentiments.
Lupus makes me feel like howling at the moon
my energy is low when i need it most
stress and heat come in waves
when I am least tolerant
depression hits when courage is required
what hurts most is needing help
the reality of being vulnerable
feels like isolation
having thousands of friends
yet feeling all alone
on the island i call home
when the moon is full
and when its not ,lupus makes me howl.