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A Lifelong Itch

by Howard H. Chang

A Lifelong Itch

I’ve had an itch that burns the day
Morning to night, all the way
A violent scratch burns and burns
It’s the lifelong itch of psoriasis.

I’ve tried many treatments, it's true
Creams, pills, light, and injections too
They work for a time, then gone overnight
It's the lifelong itch of psoriasis.

Countless doctors, dollars spent in town
My energy, mood, and hope all drown
I push on past this time's fatigue
It's the lifelong itch of psoriasis.

Queries, research, reading online
On information overload I dine
The new drug or fad will come and go
It's the lifelong itch of psoriasis.

The questioning stares yes I see
I try to ignore, but inside I flee
These times I wish, I wish it be gone.

A new itch arises, one that begs scratch
Dreams of a moment psoriasis dispatch
Of freedom, and lightness, and overjoy
A life that's free of psoriasis.

Skin that's clear of condemning rash
Scalp that no longer leaves snowy ash
Mindless anxiety now can relax
A life that's free of psoriasis.

Travel without a tub of meds
Friends and socials free of dread
Working and chasing ambitions anew
A life that's free of psoriasis.

Oh how I conceive an end to the itch
With any smooth person's I would switch
Whatever the treasure, no matter the cost
A life that's free of psoriasis.


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Howard H. Chang is a paid spokesperson by LEO Pharma Inc. The views expressed are his own and do not reflect those of LEO Pharma Inc.

Any suggestions made are not intended to replace the advice of a qualified medical professional. Please consult your healthcare provider prior to making any changes to your treatment, exercise or diet routine.
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