PAIN: THE BUMMER AND THE UP-AND-COMER

Pain.
It’s hard to name it
anything
except a bummer.

But,
you wish
you will be worth
your self and name. . .

Therefore,
you let the fact
of how it hurts
become your friend
to teach you better means
to your best ends,

a wonderful discovery path
that brings you life and love
and all the best things
that from our world can be gleaned,

very much,
though not exactly as
the way the year
(each year)
does, slow and sure,
its requisite unwind,
in its perfect-for-itself
design,

all from
the darkest, coldest, and the barest
dead of winter,
into the brilliant, beautiful and plentiful
array of flowers and fruit
that we know and love
and revel in
in the brightest, warmest, highest
fire of summer.

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One Response to PAIN: THE BUMMER AND THE UP-AND-COMER

  1. I like the spirit of your poem. Pain has a lot to teach us, including compassion!

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