Writer’s Island: Clarity

22 Jan

This week’s prompt from Writer’s Island immediately made me think of the Johnny Nash song, I Can See Clearly Now The Rain Has Gone.  Then I thought it would be a great song to sing if the Hub was one day miraculously cured of his CFS/ME.  This is the quickest I’ve ever written from a prompt; but it’s easy when the words are already there for you.

An M.E.Pastiche In Anticipation Of The Great Day When Doctors Find A Cure (with apologies to Johnny Nash)

I can see clearly now the pain has gone
I’ll no longer fall over obstacles in my way
Gone are the migraines that had me blind
It’s going to be a great, great, great pain-free day
It’s going to be a great, great, great pain-free day
I know I can walk straight now the pain has gone
All of the inflammation has disappeared
Here is the energy I’ve been praying for
It’s going to be a great, great, great pain-free day
Look at me now
There’s nothing but big smiles
Look straight at me, no pain in my eyes
I know I can live again, the pain has gone
All of the dreadful pain has disappeared
I can see clearly now the pain has gone
It’s going to be a great, great, great pain-free day
It’s going to be a great, great, great pain-free day
It’s going to be a great, great, great pain-free day

The original lyrics:

I can see clearly now the rain has gone
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It’s going to be a bright, bright sunshiny day
It’s going to be a bright, bright sunshiny day
I think I can make it now the pain has gone
And all of the bad feelings have disappeared
Here is the rainbow I’ve been praying for
It’s gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day
Look all around
There’s nothing but blue skies
Look straight ahead nothing but blue skies
I think I can make it now the pain has gone
And all of the bad feelings have disappeared
I can see clearly now the rain has gone
It’s gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day
It’s gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day
It’s gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day

18 Responses to “Writer’s Island: Clarity”

  1. vivinfrance January 22, 2011 at 11:55 #

    I pray that it’s true. NOW.
    I love that song.

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  2. earlybird January 22, 2011 at 12:08 #

    I so hope this will come true. We’ll all join in the chorus.

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  3. gigihawaii January 22, 2011 at 15:42 #

    Good luck and best wishes to your husband! I want to be pain-free, myself.

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  4. Anthony North January 22, 2011 at 15:49 #

    Great words. I was singing along. From another cfs/ME sufferer.

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  5. slpmartin January 22, 2011 at 17:10 #

    Here’s hoping this does come true.

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  6. RJ Clarken January 22, 2011 at 17:55 #

    As someone who has to deal with migraines, I know only too well what you mean, I hope you can see clearly now, And a good song to pair with the prompt!

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  7. alienhippy January 22, 2011 at 20:13 #

    Love and prayers and hugs xx

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  8. pamela January 23, 2011 at 00:53 #

    Tilly, I hope this certainly is true. I love that song.

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  9. Reflections January 23, 2011 at 04:23 #

    Great take on this one! Could hear the music as I hummed the words.

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  10. musings January 23, 2011 at 09:06 #

    I love the lyrics you wrote. They’re perfect. I’m sorry your husband has to suffer so much. I hope things can get better for him.

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  11. David King January 23, 2011 at 12:05 #

    I loved it – and the blog, too. One I shall return to.

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  12. Mary January 23, 2011 at 13:39 #

    A joyful poem to read. Like some others who commented, I always liked this song too; and I enjoyed your poetic take on it!

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  13. Tilly Bud January 24, 2011 at 12:55 #

    Thanks for the good wishes, everyone. Righbackatcha! 🙂

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  14. jinksy January 24, 2011 at 18:38 #

    You got me singing- that can’t be bad! LOL

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  15. ElizOF December 9, 2011 at 10:02 #

    I love the poem/prayer you wrote above and may the prayers/blessings come true… The version on the video above is an interesting one; quite spirited. 😉 However, I like the original version by Johnny Nash better; it holds special memories for me and I love his voice and intonation on the song… Yes, it is a great song and I’m glad you shared your post with me. TY! 🙂

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    • Tilly Bud December 9, 2011 at 10:07 #

      It’s funny how attached we can get to particular versions, isn’t it?

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