The Sounds of Patellofermoral Pain Syndrome AKA My Knee Really Hurts

“Snap, crackle, pop” – goes my knee.
My footfall is a symphony of onomatopoeia
As my knee sings a silent song.

Click, clack, click, clack.

There’s a lot of banter and chatter
As my tendons clatter and rattle,
A constant battle against inertia.

Grind, *stop.* Grind, *stop.* Grind…

Stretching equals popping and locking,
Every extension a key that’s stopping
Midway through its course.

Crrrrrrrrrrrrruuuunnnncccchhhhhh.

I flip and flop in bed, turning and churning,
Anything to alleviate the burning,
Yearning for a good night’s sleep.

Shhhhhshhhh, ssssshhhhhssshhh.

With each bend, I can feel my knee rend.
…I could continue, but I think I’ve made my point.
My knee really hurts.

2 thoughts on “The Sounds of Patellofermoral Pain Syndrome AKA My Knee Really Hurts

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  1. I really liked the wordplay through which you created such a vivid image of your emotions. Thank you for sharing such a lovely post! Accord to your convenience please do read some of my writings would love to know what you think about them. 🙂

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    1. Sorry for the late reply. This comment ended up in Spam for some reason.

      Thank you very much for the compliment and encouragement! It means a lot ^-^ I will post more when I get a chance.

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