Poem

don_socalJuly 15, 2011

Pain

Most described

and vilified

so many different

Ways to feel

each one identified

as real

The slice that stings

those paper things

quick sudden impact

thudding throb

slow constant rill

feel it still

Fiery nerve ends

burn in air

the ones that pulse

and still are bare

a crushing blow

the hammer knows

Witch is bearable

quick and neat

or controlled

by drugs

feel only

heart beat

Escape not there

sensation here

the flesh responds

and nerves repair

a mark remains

to tell the tale

Maps of life

experience brings

disconnect feeling

where scars begin

numb but sensitive

in a different way

Large and small

long and short

some forever

some a memory

fleeting but

touched remembered

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lilod(NoCal/8)

All the ways of pain, and often the pain felt at the moment appears the worst pain ever - and they fade in time.
Very good, Don

    Bookmark   July 15, 2011 at 9:41AM
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mawheel

So many diferent kinds of physical pain, but they all have one thing in common -- they hurt! Then, of course, there's mental pain, which can sometimes be worse than the physical kind, IMO.

Don, your descriptions are so real; this is a good poem.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2011 at 1:38PM
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husky004_(z5 NY)

Don, great poem, I'm now thinking of all the different pains I've experienced, most physical go away after time, but I think the worst is the emotional pain in your heart, when you lose a loved one or are worried and concerned about or hurt by someone you love that pain does not ease quickly.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2011 at 10:37PM
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don_socal

Thank you.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2011 at 11:30PM
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don_socal

This was also on the last page and I agree with Mwheel and Husky that the worst is mental due to the loss of a friend or loved one, even one I never actually met.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2014 at 11:50AM
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anneliese_32(6)

Very good. Until I read your poem, I never really thought about all the different kinds of pain, but at one time or the other I think I have felt all of them, including the mental ones.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2014 at 7:13PM
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west_gardener

Don, glad you posted the poem. It is new to me.
The physical pain is one thing, and the heart pain in loosing a loved one is another kind of pain.
We shall endure and move forward.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2014 at 7:31PM
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