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A Poem: The Meaning of Pain

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You asked once if I knew the meaning of pain,

I let you see the sadness, the despair in my eyes,

And I answered,

The meaning of pain is feeling nothing, it’s being lost, slowly coming undone,

You asked once, why I cut myself,

I showed you my memories, the faded scars,

And I answered,

I cut myself to feel, crimson tears pull me from the edge, they help me heal,

You asked once, will I make it through,

I told you my failure, the tragedy that is my story,

And I answered,

It’s not how often you fall, it’s how many times you get back up, fight this war,

Years later, down many roads travelled,

You asked again if I knew the meaning of pain,

I turned my back, started walking away,

And I answered,

The meaning of pain for the already dead is life, it’s living.


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38 thoughts on “A Poem: The Meaning of Pain

  1. To truly live into this poem I’d need to go into that hidden, past self… I can’t do that at the moment, I’m working on positivity and fighting some stupid demons in me head… but… This is a good poem. I know it would hit the mark if I let it!

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      1. I know right? πŸ˜€ and they sound like me… it’s the typical case of : “You can’t do this because xyz!” and then I need to reply to myself: ” Don’t be daft ffs!” πŸ˜€

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  2. This poem is so truthful it hurts. It’s sad, it’s beautiful, and it tells the story of those who have been hurt by the tragic parts of life. This tugs at my heart. 😭

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  3. The meaning of pain is feeling nothing, it’s being lost, slowly coming undone,
    I cut myself to feel, crimson tears pull me from the edge, they help me heal,
    I just love these lines! A beautiful description.

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  4. Searching for a meaning for our pain – what an important theme. It’s something that’s so important, yet so hard for us. I was just writing about trying to find meaning after my own losses – it can feel hard to do that without belittling the pain, as I felt you pointed to.

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