Out Of Spoons

Yesterday’s spoons have all been used
What can I use today?
I’m so tired and confused.

I need to find an extra spoon
I’m so tired and confused
I feel that I might faint soon.

I’m so tired and confused
I want to move but I can’t
Yesterday’s spoons have all been used

My body aches, my brain is tired
Yesterday’s spoons have all been used
I just don’t have the strength required

To carry on with my day unbruised
I’m so tired and confused
Yesterday’s spoons have all been used.

Words by Poetry in Stitches

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I have a chronic illness and I can be referred of as a spoonie. It’s term that relates to people with chronic illness in the way that they have to reserve spoons to get through the day. If you use too many spoons in one day you may not have the energy to do anything the next.

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7 thoughts on “Out Of Spoons

    1. I always make the joke that Alanis Morrissette has all the spoons because of her song ‘Ironic’
      “It’s like 10,000 spoons, when all you need is a knife’
      But the spoonie theory does help somewhat in explaining why chronically sick people just suddenly seem to ‘stop’

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