Chronic pain changes you.

You will never be the same person again.

It robs you.

Gnaws at you

…….Every day

…….Every night

Will you decide to ride with it?

…….Rise above it?

………………………….Be Strong…?

Though, it’s not easy.



Despite it

…….Because of it

You will Grow

…….Find Compassion

……………………………….Realise Truths

Even discover a kind of Peace, and

Joy in the everyday things.

Don’t let RobPain destroy you.




It’s surprising how much lighter I feel after scribbling that weird RobPain/PainRobs picture. I didn’t let myself think too much – I just did. Also, I haven’t a clue how to write proper poetry, but what I needed to write from the inside – again – had to come out this way.

RobPain is [realised as] an actual character, a being; albeit a nasty one with god-like power. It had to be spiky, nasty, with piercing eyes behind a thief’s mask and a glaring wide grimace of a smile. It is gleeful. Pain-producing spikes protrude from its sharp angular head and body. It wears the t-shirt – the costume of a thief. From its fingers, blood drips in a steady flow, becoming puddles that mesh with those of your tears, beneath your feet. It laughs, it pokes you with knives, burns you with fire, prickles you with barbed-wire and sends electric bolts your way. It humiliates, confuses, imprisons, degrades you.


It is a Battle and you are the Warrior.



Love Faith and Oscar Dandelion + co. xox





Copyright Faith McCord 2017

Story and artwork belongs to Faith McCord who is the author and artist holding the copyright. This is not a public domain work. Worldwide rights.


About Oscar Dandelion

Hi, I'm Faith McCord, writer of the Oscar Dandelion books. I love reading, writing, watching films, looking at architecture and general design, embroidery (especially Elizabethan), spending time with my family. I used to enjoy long walks, bodybuilding, going out, however, since my injury my mobility is seriously impaired, so I'm more of a home-body now. I'm interested in meeting other indie / pro writers, so do say 'Hello' ! :)
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25 Responses to RobPain/PainRobs

  1. I can’t imagine – and I’m so sorry you don’t have to. Love & light – shooting it your way.

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    • Thank you dear Lady.
      Are things better your way now? I hope so.
      Love & Light, Faith xo

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      • How sweet of you to ask about *my* problems!

        Still murky here – but hangin’ in by fingernails. The lack of understanding of a temporary problem is truly astounding – which makes it all the more difficult for me to stay on the horse and keep calling daily to remind admins, etc. to RESOLVE already! Limping forward as I can. πŸ™‚

        I know YOU know exactly what I’m talking about re: lack of understanding & support, sadly. Are things better YOUR way?

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      • Gosh, Madelyn, what’s wrong with these people? Any way to give them a ‘kick up the derriere’?
        When that kind of thing goes on for too long it can be very wearing on the soul.
        Thinking of you, wishing you the best outcome. Faith xo

        PS. My health related problems…I daren’t even touch any of that now. It’s like banging my head against a wall. It’s so demoralising… Can you believe they never sent me a link in the end for my health records (after I filled-out all their forms)?! Thanks for asking my friend.

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      • UNfortunatly I have NO trouble believing that they didn’t follow through. It seems that the quality of health care has deteriorated considerably, no matter where in the world we live. I am SO sorry that, in addition to living with chronic pain, you have to add the pain in the patootie of having to remind your health care providers to do their effing jobs!!

        Ditto on the good thoughts for best outcomes.

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      • Seems too many are not doing their effing jobs… :/

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      • That’s what I read ALL around the internet. Sure makes it seem more like “most” are not.


  2. rubycommenting says:

    I thought this was beautifully written Faith:)

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  3. melisdvash says:

    I also thought it was beautifully written. Though I’m not happy about it, the chronic pain has made me a better person, mom, wife. I wish Hashem had found a different way, but I’d rather be who I am with the chronic pain than who I was without it. I can’t draw, and am in awe that you are able to express yourself so.

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    • Thank you Melisdvash. Odd isn’t it how we’ve ‘matured’ (this is how Rose Wolfe puts it – maturity) through the pain… Your creativity shows through your writing and photographs – and, no doubt, in numerous ways. All the best, love Faith.

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  4. Proper poetry? You did great! I’m thinking poetry is like jazz music, right? Except I do not understand Jazz. Your kinda poetry. Sure! If you could give your pain to someone more deserving for just one day….. just one. Cheers,H

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    • Hehe, thanks Helen, I like that: my kind of poetry, jazz-poetry! I sometimes wonder what’d be like to have absolutely no pain for one day. I used to entertain the thought, why me (and, all the other ‘good’ people), why not someone truly wicked? I like how I’ve matured because of it though… Cheers, Faith xox


  5. magarisa says:

    For someone who claims not to know how to write ‘proper’ poetry, you sure write it well! My heart goes out to you for battling with pain every day. β™₯β™₯


  6. Wendy says:

    gorgeously expressed. Your poem and art speak volumes.
    You are a Princess Warrior!!
    (I’m so sorry I haven’t been around much. I know you understand though. When I have vertigo a lot it’s hard for me to be on the computer much. Know you are in my thoughts.)

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  7. 1wisewoman1 says:

    Beautifully written! And I love your drawing. I also have chronic pain and am glad to be finding a community here. Thank you ❀

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