Friday, August 26, 2016

EVERYONE HAS SOME AND MOST A LIST



IT’S ONLY PAIN

Her body prepares for hours to allow her child to be born, man cowers.
It’s only pain.

The bullet enters, tearing veins breaking bones, searing.
It’s only pain.

Fist smashes face, club hits head; he isn’t able but he isn’t dead.
It’s only pain.

Working, missing everything, providing, kids forgot he’s still living.
It’s only pain.

Death knocks, leaves the living behind sobbing, grieving.
It’s only pain.

Lists go on forever or to the end of time, subjective, no pressure.
It’s only pain.

© M Durfee
8/26/16

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    1. Body, soul, and spirit Charles; there is a lot of room for pain within the human condition

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  2. And that's the truth, meoupoppa ... seems anything valuable is being born through pain ... Love u, cat.

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    1. Pain certainly makes the bearable a bit more difficult to achieve Meowmomma.

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  3. Too much and most as you have pointed out before, of our own devising...

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    1. e I'd say about 2/3rds of my own pains were self inflicted and harder to get beyond than the minor irritants imposed on me by others/

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    1. Perhaps you need to go more than once or twice a month Jodi?

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    2. I go once a week for boxing that is!

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    1. Righto Jean--I am beginning to believe it is not love that makes the world go round.

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  6. Still here we are...after heartaches, birthing babies, etc. It's only pain...

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    1. Right on Ileana--it's only pain and throughout we are still here.

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  7. Oh I don't know. Sounds like a fair amount of destruction going on here along with the pain.

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    1. Alice by the very nature of pain of whatever kind it is destruction born.

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  8. There are the worst pains: betrayal tops my list. I try to avoid regret. And my fricking back: I should help myself more.

    I'm braced for heartache in its unpredictable forms. I know it will come

    Mark, your comment on my blog: yes, I would love your review, feedback, anything. It would be an anxious honor on my end.
    Love
    kj

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    1. Send me an email and I'll tell you how it works.

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