Tag Archives: Pain

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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I Never Said Goodbye

January is the cruelest month despite it’s shimmer of hope It’s when cancer took you I was twenty-three Hadn’t yet made amends for the pain I caused you Still drowning in my own Your death only added to the shame of not … Continue reading

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Buried Memories

Just below the surface Not buried all that deep Are memories once forgotten Now remembered so I weep Though I know they’re past Each painful memory Leaves my poor soul downcast Engulfed in reverie My only source of hope Is knowing God’s … Continue reading

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Faith Enough

Take #1 I have faith enough to believe that God can heal But do I have enough to trust if He does not I believe enough to know that faith is real But do I know enough to test what … Continue reading

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Oblivious

The drunkard grins from ear to ear Oblivious to the pain he inflicts on those who love him Numb to the pain buried six feet under his cold cold heart Bartender, bring me a double That and a grin will … Continue reading

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Cerulean Sky

Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift. ~ Mary Oliver When you’re 14, they call it puppy love. What does a 14-year-old know of … Continue reading

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She Always Called Me Sweetie

The little room was suffocating I sat there with my sister Suz, my brother-in-law Dick, and the shell of my sister Peggy I wouldn’t have known it was Peggy in the bed if Suz hadn’t also been there I hadn’t seen … Continue reading

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Healing

What have I learned from my pain Have I endured without any gain From the trauma and the guilt The wall of fear that I built I do know it has taught me compassion Such as I see when I … Continue reading

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Why This Pain?

Why would God allow this pain? Sometimes I wonder, sometimes I doubt What is this suffering all about? What could there possibly be to gain? Oh the trauma that drove me insane Mired in darkness, struggling to get out Why would … Continue reading

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Dying for Love

This poem was inspired by the July 31 poetry prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-by-Day Prompts for Your Writing Practice by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano. I have handy book on my Kindle and while I don’t look at … Continue reading

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