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Posted by don_socal socal (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 15, 11 at 0:26


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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  • Posted by lilod NoCal/8 (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 15, 11 at 9:41

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

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  • Posted by mwheel East. WV-Z.6 (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 15, 11 at 13:38

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.

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<3 Love it :)

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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.

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Thank you.

RE: Poem

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.

RE: Poem

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.

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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.

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