Oh, am I made of metal?
Hear me speak
Or do I have no tears?
Hear me creak
onward, weary onward, do I trek
I cannot die to release my pain
I am imprisoned for another’s gain
For my soul is ransomed
To fill the captor’s coffer
And no one hears my voice
And my pathetic offer
“I would do anything to have a choice!”
“Just listen to us…we want a say”
“So we can live another day”
“Oh..please, oh please, release us from the yoke”
“We have laboured long enough"
"It is not a joke!"
”Once upon a time I ran in meadows lush and deep"
Today I cannot follow you, the grass has grown too deep
Instead I twist and turn and wonder where to go
As the road is long and lonely with nothing left to show
I feel the iron settling and pooling in my brain
And soon I won’t hear anything not even the glorious rain
Photo courtesy of Danial Neil.......taken at Crescent Beach
1. Abbr. M
Any of a category of electropositive elements that usually have a shiny surface, are generally good conductors of heat and electricity, and can be melted or fused, hammered into thin sheets, or drawn into wires. Typical metals form salts with nonmetals, basic oxides with oxygen, and alloys with one another.
2. An alloy of two or more metallic elements.
3. An object made of metal.
4. Basic character; mettle.
5. Broken stones used for road surfaces or railroad beds.
6. Molten glass, especially when used in glassmaking.
7. Molten cast iron.
8. Printing Type made of metal.
9. Music Heavy metal.
tr.v. met•aled also met•alled, met•al•ing also met•al•ling, met•als also met•als
To cover or surface (a roadbed, for example) with broken stones.
One of the most abundant metals on Earth, is essential to most life forms and to normal human physiology. Iron is an integral part of many proteins and enzymes that maintain good health. In humans, iron is an essential component of proteins involved in oxygen transport. It is also essential for the regulation of cell growth and differentiation. A deficiency of iron limits oxygen delivery to cells, resulting in fatigue, poor work performance, and decreased immunity.
On the other hand, excess amounts of iron can result in toxicity and even death.
1. courage; spirit
2. inherent character
on one's mettle roused to putting forth one's best efforts
[originally variant spelling of METAL]
vb -als, -alling, -alled US, -als -aling, -aled
(tr) to honour with a medal
[from French médaille, probably from Italian medaglia, ultimately from Latin metallum METAL]
Metal (Iron) Suit of Armour
Mail, sometimes called by the neologism"chainmail" made of interlocking iron rings, which may be riveted or welded shut is believed to have been invented by the Gallic people in Eastern Europe about 500 BC
To meddle in somone’s private affairs
[from Old French medler, ultimately from Latin miscēre to mix]
“When I am grown to man's estate
I shall be very proud and great.
And tell the other girls and boys
Not to meddle with my toys.”
"Robert Louis Stevenson"
1/ [ahy-ruh-nee, ahy-er-]
–noun, plural -nies.
1. the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning: the irony of her reply, “How nice!” when I said I had to work all weekend.
2. a. Literature in leterature a technique of indicating, as through character or plot development, an intention or attitude opposite to that which is actually or ostensibly stated.
b. (esp. in contemporary writing) a manner of organizing a work so as to give full expression to contradictory or complementary impulses, attitudes, etc., esp. as a means of indicating detachment from a subject, theme, or emotion.
3. Socratic irony.
4. dramatic irony.
5. an outcome of events contrary to what was, or might have been, expected.
6. the incongruity of this.
7. an objectively sardonic style of speech or writing.
8. an objectively or humorously sardonic utterance, disposition, quality
How Common is the "MS Hug?"
This is hard to say. Up to 75% of people with MS will experience pain as a symptom, but statistics on the MS hug are difficult to find.
What Causes the "MS Hug?"
It is caused by a lesion on the spinal cord and is technically classified as a neuropathic pain called a “paresthesia,” which refers to any abnormal sensation. The sensation itself is the result of tiny muscles between each rib (intercostal muscles) going into spasm. These muscles have the job of holding our ribs together, as well as keeping them flexible and aiding in movement, like forced expiration.
What Does It Feel Like?
Like many MS symptoms, the “MS hug” feels different for different people – it also feels different in the same people on different days or at different times of day. It can be : As low as the waist or as high as the chest; rarely it can be felt as high as the shoulders and neck
Focused in one small area (usually on one side or in the back) or go all the way around the torso
Worse when fatigued or stressed
Present in “waves” lasting seconds, minutes or hours or can be steady for longer periods of time
Described as sharp pain, dull pain, burning pain, tickling, tingling, a crushing or constricting sensation or intense pressure
How Severe Can It Get?
Or it can feel like this picture
Sorry for those that are sensitive but this is what it feels like to me
(Kind of like molten lava circulating in between my ribs)
Bolts of burning pain and fire under my skin and in between my ribs
Also like this
A neo-medieval torture instrument
An iron maiden (German: Eiserne Jungfrau) is a torture device, consisting of an iron cabinet, with a hinged front, sufficiently tall to enclose a human being. It usually has a small closeable opening so that the torturer can interrogate the victim and torture or kill a person by piercing the body with sharp objects (such as knives, spikes or nails), while he or she is forced to remain standing.
Persons accused of heresy, or of blaspheming God or the Saints, and obstinately refusing to confess their guilt, were conducted into this cellar, at the furthest end of which, numerous lamps placed around a recess, threw a variegated illumination of the gilded halo, and on the figure with a banner in her right hand. At a little altar standing opposite to her, and hung with black, the prisoner received the sacrament, and two ecclesiastics earnestly besought him, in the presence of the Mother of God, to make a confession. "See," they said, "how lovingly the blessed Virgin opens her arms to thee! On her bosom thy hardened heart will be melted; there thou wilt confess."
All at once the figure began to extend its arms; the prisoner was led to her embrace; she drew him nearer and nearer, pressed him almost imperceptibly closer and closer, until the spikes and knives just pierced his chest.
The MS “HUG” feels like an “iron maiden” to some of us.
We think that the release of our blood flow
would take the pain away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
VENOPLASTY FOR ALL!!!!!!!!!
“DRAIN THE BRAIN”
THE CCSVI PROCEDURE IS A HUMAN RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MOUNT IRON in NEW ZEALAND
In the geology world, Mount Iron is a 'roche moutonnée' - an elongated knob of bedrock that has been carved and smoothed by an overriding glacier. The mountain is oriented in the direction of the glacier's flow. The upstream stoss side is gently sloping and smooth; the downstream or lee side is steep and rough
Marty Robbins (excerpt)
To the town of Agua Fria rode a stranger one fine day
Hardly spoke to folks around him didn't have too much to say
No one dared to ask his business no one dared to make a slip
for the stranger there among them had a big iron on his hip
Big iron on his hip
It was early in the morning when he rode into the town
He came riding from the south side slowly lookin' all around
He's an outlaw loose and running came the whisper from each lip
And he's here to do some business with the big iron on his hip
big iron on his hip
WHAT IS PIG IRON?
The vast majority of PIG IRON is produced and consumed within integrated steel mill complexes. In this context the term “pig iron” is something of a misnomer: within integrated steel mills, blast furnace iron - hot metal - is transferred directly to the steel plant in liquid form. The term “pig iron” arose from the old method of casting blast furnace iron into moulds arranged in sand beds such that they could be fed from a common runner. The group of moulds resembled a litter of sucking pigs, the ingots being called “pigs” and the runner the “sow.”
MERCHANT PIG IRON is cold iron, cast into ingots and sold as ferrous feedstock for the steel and metal casting industries. It falls into the category of ferrous metallics, of which iron and steel scrap comprises by far the largest volume, others being direct reduced iron [DRI], hot briquetted iron [HBI] and various other “alternative iron” materials. Merchant pig iron is, by definition, produced by dedicated merchant plants all of whose production is sold to external customers. Some integrated steel mills produce blast furnace iron that is surplus to their internal requirements and this is also cast into ingots and sold as merchant pig iron.
and iron furniture
and devices such as "the iron lung" that people were put in originally to treat coal gas poisoning in the 1800's and then it was revised for poliomyelitis from the 1930's and on through the polio epidemic ....to help people breathe, they were routinely put inside this for extended periods of time.
IRON IS VERY USEFUL; BUT NOT AS POOLS, COAGULATING AND RESTRICTING BLOOD FLOW, COLLECTING IN THE BRAIN OR ANY OTHER ORGAN WHERE IT DOESN"T BELONG...THE BRAIN WILL INFLAME!!!! AND IT WILL SEE THE IRON DEPOSITS AS FORIEGN OBJECTS......SO SCARS (PLAQUES) WILL FORM as a response of our bodies to a perceived invader AND WE GET STIFF AND TRAPPED IN OUR HELMETS OF IRON (AND A VERITABLE "SUIT OF ARMOUR")
LIKE THE MARTIAN WHO IS OFFERING MUFFINS AND WANTS TO DESTROY OUR
BECAUSE WHEN YOU ARE UNDER "ATTACK"....WHAT ELSE ARE YOU GOING TO DO?
SIT DOWN WITH THE "INVADERS" AND OFFER THEM TEA AND MUFFINS!!!!!!
how about amazing structures made of iron like "The Eiffel Tower"
do I have an "Eiffel" in my brain??