The onus is on me

It’s mine alone to tackle

To deal with this incessant ringing

Because no one is waiting in the wings

With some miracle cure

That will ease my burden

Or shut off the noise

That is only inside my head

That only I can hear

It’s mind over matter

I must learn to live with it

Because I’m going to die with it.

The onus is on me

Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One- Word Challenge (onus), The Daily Spur (tackle), Your Daily Word Prompt (incessant), and Word of the Day Challenge (waiting).

13 thoughts on “Tinnitus

  1. Sadje December 5, 2020 / 9:56 pm

    I do hope you can get some cure for you tinnitus. Great writing

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      • Sadje December 6, 2020 / 1:28 am

        That’s a bummer. But with medical breakthroughs every so often you never know when they will come up with a cure or a fix.

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  2. Liz December 6, 2020 / 2:33 am

    I have had constant tinnitus in my right ear since 2002. With some tinnitus on odd occasions in the left ear.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Mason Bushell December 6, 2020 / 2:59 am

    I have the blasted tinnitus. Mine is either a wisdom tooth or jaw issue I think. Either way its seriously annoying at times!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Carol anne December 6, 2020 / 9:04 pm

    it must really feel horrible having to listen to constant ringing in your ears! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango December 6, 2020 / 11:20 pm

      Yes, it’s not at all pleasant.


  5. leigha66 December 13, 2020 / 10:36 pm

    I know my ears have rung after a concert or two and I hate it, but it only last about a day. I can’t imagine it being permanent! Sorry you have to go through that!

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