Tag Archives: Pain

Stillborn

One of my nieces asked me to write a poem for her good friend who had a miscarriage at 35 weeks. She knows that I’ve had a miscarriage and write poetry, and she said all the ones she could find … Continue reading

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Dying Slowly

If I’d been the thief on the cross Dying next to Jesus last Friday Today I’d be in His paradise Instead of hanging here still Dying a little each day __________________________ Decided to share this melancholy poem as a postcard … Continue reading

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Her Hideous Scar

Once I saw her without her shirt or bra revealing the scar where her surgeon first took her diseased breast then sloppily gathered excess skin in a quick running stitch of sutures leaving her hideously deformed It’s no wonder I seldom saw her smile … Continue reading

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My Story in 44 Words

Another poem written during my coaching class with Sarah Thebarge. —– My Story – A Quadrille They stole my innocence, my peace Left me powerless, without any choice Pain buried in alcohol, drugs, academic success Unhealed pain, despair, darkness never … Continue reading

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Memories

Yesterday, Toni at Kanzen Sakura commented thanking me for writing two haibuns. I replied that I’d only written one. Apparently that’s because the second one was still in the works. So I’m posting this second haibun now for Haibun Monday … Continue reading

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My Pain Number Today

For Haibun Monday at dVerse Poets Pub we’re writing about communication. I decided to write about the frustration of communicating in a particular circumstance. _________________________________ People who have never experienced chronic pain don’t seem to understand why sometimes I just can’t … Continue reading

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Sevenling: My Façade

My façade hides pain in my body, in my heart, in my soul I smile broadly, laugh out loud, resort to sarcastic wit . . . but sometimes I cry _________________________________ The Meeting the Bar prompt at dVerse Poets Pub … Continue reading

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