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The Hidden Silent Pain


It Becomes Unbearable

A toothache it is

Bothering me constantly

As I try to ignore it

It just attacks me with full force

At first thought it would go away

My teeth sometimes are very sensitive

When I get a head cold

They remind me how uncomfortable I can be

I get fidgety and can't focus

I don't like loud noises

All my senses seem to be super keen

I don't have any desire to eat

I have made a dentist appointment

It is still two weeks out

I think irrational and try to pass it off

I pretend to make sense of it

As if I was captured and being tortured by the enemy

They slowly make me crack

It is me against myself

An inner turmoil I am forced to pick a side

I take to alieve

It is suppose to be for toothaches

They do help but even they have their limits

I try to think of anything to distract my mind

Each second feels like an eternity

As I open and close my mouth

Make so many facial expressions

I am not proud of

I don't have a high tolerance for pain

Each time I think I am getting stronger

By roughing it out

I am in the verge of tears

My teeth have always given me trouble

Years ago my family dentist told me I have soft teeth

It is hereditary from my parents

You do the best you can taking care of them

Brushing and flossing

Then you learn to deal with it

I find myself daydreaming and sometimes talking to myself

Trying to find a way

To work things out

No quick remedy

For that matter

A long painstaking process

Where my wife offered to help

I said there is nothing you can do

I have to wait it out

Finally I have relief

The pain has temporarily disappeared

I plan on going back to sleep

Not a minute to waste

Hopefully if it begins to act up again

I will be too far in dreamland to be pulled away


DREAM ON (author) on January 16, 2020:

My teeth are heading in the right direction but they are not there yet. I try to be more conscious of what I eat. Trying to floss more. I will be glad when there are no more appointments. I am so happy we live in a time that technology has come along way. Improvements in medicine and dentistry have come along way. Thank you for all your thoughts and well wishes.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on January 16, 2020:

Dream On,

Ooh...the awful pain of a toothache. I absolutely hate it.

I hope by now you have been to the dentist and all is well.

I have been told by dentist that if your sinus bothers you it can feel like tooth pain also.

Your writing tells the story well...hope you got back to sleep before the pain erupted again.

DREAM ON (author) on December 12, 2019:

Joan King, I am so glad to see your visit. I went to the dentist and I made a new appointment. Hopefully, things will work out. When my teeth hurt it is like my whole world is starting to crumble. Silly how one thing can throw your whole day off. Even though the rest of my body is working perfectly fine. I hope you never have another toothache either. Modern technology has come along way. You think fillings and toothaches would be a problem of the past. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. I have been playing catch up with work and the holidays. So it took me a long time to get back to you. Have a beautiful day.

Joan King on December 08, 2019:

I feel your pain. Even though I haven't had a toothache in many years I vividly remember the worst one I have had. It is not a pretty memory.

DREAM ON (author) on December 06, 2019:

Bill Holland The winter is something else. I love it because there are no bugs. Then again when the winter winds down and the snow melts I tend to get a lot of water in our yard that leads to our cellar. We have a sump pump but it is not enough. Life is filled with surprises. I enjoy so many people here on HubPages too. Time is always a tug a war with me but I try my best. Thank you so much. Happy days ahead.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 05, 2019:

You are so kind! Thank you! I'm glad to hear you had a nice Thanksgiving. Snow? Just a whiff here and it was gone. I miss it and then I cuss it out when it comes, and then I take a long, silent walk in it and I'm in heaven, a little child enjoying the wonder of it all. I can't wait for it and I dread it. lol The curse of getting older.

I have slowed up considerably with my writing. I write one, two hubs each week, but that's all. One book every nine months or so....other interests, getting old,that sort of thing. But I never want to leave HP. This is where my friends are.

Blessings to you always

DREAM ON (author) on December 05, 2019:

Bill Holland Now I saved the best for last. My Thanksgiving was really nice. Simple and quiet spent with family. I hope yours was extremely special too. Writing is the biggest challenge of my life. Some days you can write up a storm and just don't want to stop other times you have to dig and plug away for every word. At least that is my view. You have been writing for so long and have consistently been all over the HubPages. I make a comment on someone's hubs and little do I know you have been there already. I meet someone new and I go to read their hub for the first time and you have been there too. You sure get around. Then I pop on your hubs and admire all your work. You are one of the most consistent and helpful writers I know. I go to work and have a thousand thoughts pulling me in every direction. I come home and have a thousand more. That is not counting all the daydreams and night dreams that I manage to add to the mix. Then, of course, I have my ideas that come out of the blue. You keep writing and your book list seems to be endless. I read one of your comments and it is spot on. I look back at me and I am just trying to keep my head above water. You have shared so many good and hard times with all your readers that it is impossible not to find you down to earth and just a wonderful person inside and out. I will make my trackback to your hubs. Right now I am using the snow as an excuse. I can't see the path. I have gone the wrong way. It is a whiteout and I can't see anything. The truth is I am a slow walker and I love to observe along the way. Everything from a little bird in a tree to the wind blowing makes me wonder. I can easily take a side path and go way off track. In the end, I will get where I am supposed to be. Just a little later than I expected but with expectations that go through the roof. My excitement can't be contained. I am like that stick of dynomite ready to blow. The problem is when I explode tiny bits of joy and friendship are everywhere for miles. Some people call it a mess. I call it my little world of happiness. That isn't like anything you have ever seen. A little bit crazy but lovely in so many ways. That is my day in a nutshell. Hey, Mr. squirrel put that nut down that is my nut. Where are you going with that? So another day that goes off into the woods. Thank you for your holiday wishes and my toothache will be better soon. I hope all is well with you and your family is better than ever. I have heard good things come to people that wait. I want to add my own version to that. Great things happen to people who do good. That is what we all can expect and enjoy every day by doing what we know best. Helping others and never stop caring because we don't want to. Unlike so many other people in the world. We do things in our life that have no monetary value but are so rich in content only a writer can understand. Have an amazing morning. How much snow did you get? In Maine, we got about ten inches over two days. It was our first snow. I love the crystal white.

DREAM ON (author) on December 04, 2019:

Lorna Lamon I went all these years with no toothaches. Then one day it happened. i got to feel what other people feel and I got to walk in their own shoes. Well, I am happy to say you can keep those shoes I am buying another pair. That give me happy feet. From there the feeling is going to work up from my toes to my knees. Working it's way to my chest and up under my chin. Then up to the tip of my nose and making sure everything is better and the feeling is not going to leave anytime soon. Thank you so much for hanging around and seeing what the outcome will be. Everything will look and feel better tomorrow. But, what about today? I will just have to pray. I went out to shovel earlier today. It's one way to keep my mind off of it. Thank you so much for reading and commenting.

DREAM ON (author) on December 04, 2019:

John Hansen I know a few days from now I can look back at this time and laugh. For now, it is no laughing matter. A matter of fact maybe that is exactly what I have to do. Laugh it off. It is worth a try. When that doesn't work back to the building block I go. I am glad I was born this day and age where we have great dental methods. They have come such a long way. Back in the early 1900's they probably just took a shot of whiskey and called it a day. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. May tonight be wonderful and bright.

DREAM ON (author) on December 04, 2019:

Kari Poulsen I don't know if you heard the news. I have one toothache for sale. No takers. I can't even give it away. I have heard many times on the Internet you can find anything and everything. So I thought I would give it a college try. (lol) I still have it and sometimes the bad feeling is through the roof and other times nothing at all. Nothing consistent. One thing I found out the hard way is not to drink cold water. I was seeing stars and they weren't the bright and beautiful ones you see up in a clear peaceful night. Well, it's been some experience. Thank you so much for your lovely thoughts. I feel better already. Have a sensational night.

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on December 02, 2019:

I am sorry about your toothache. They are the worst, even for someone with a high pain tolerance like me. I'm praying for you and hoping that ache eases up.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on December 01, 2019:

I don’t think there is any pain worse than toothache, DreamOn. It is so debilitating and you can’t concentrate on anything else. I hope you don’t suffer too much more before you dentist appointment.

Lorna Lamon on December 01, 2019:

I think this is the worse kind of pain and your poem describes all its facets. I love the last line - here's hoping.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 01, 2019:

Just stopping by to wish you a belated Happy Thanksgiving. Good luck with that toothache, my friend.

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