Unnecessary Clinging to Pain…
inflicted wounds that never heal
become the ache of a soul,
memories too stark and cuts too deep
to ever placate the reminding scars,
as they just cling to a conscious mind,
in silence but their presence in kind
a residual cue to a past never buried.
How we cling to pain,
when happiness is never held for long,
as if we are unworthy of its song,
a fleeting resound we cannot keep
for fear it all goes wrong,
and it does, the pain unbearable,
for all our fears come so effortlessly,
in our desperation.
Pain is but the burden of learning,
happiness a decision we must make,
and both independent of each other,
not a sacrifice in choice,
but separate voices of our growth,
to be understood, to sate
in our gleaning of wisdom,
our perspective within extremes.
Fear is a dark mistress,
an illness that keeps us tethered,
and the more we pay it attention,
the greater our doubts and loss of sight,
when our intentions lose the might of purpose
and we fall to our own affliction,
by our own hands an addiction
to the stagnation fear incites.
Fear is aroused by past plights,
stirred by pain and memory,
yet they have no grounding here and now,
they are just echoes, remnants long gone,
and without their escalation our pain is far less,
as we know the learning that attests our growth,
not some penance for past results,
We are with fault, we are impure,
but our purpose is clear,
to become better, to change and learn
what tries to break us, but in overcoming
it discerns our future, our life better for it,
and so the sorrows of past are no longer real,
fought, dead and buried so we can move on,
to accept our fate of learning.
The scars of past are simply reminders,
not of pain, but of what we have overcome,
and in that realization we are lighter,
as our happiness is just that decision,
despite the tribulations of earthly life,
where we can choose our thoughts and perceptions
to be without the weight of fears pretense,
living in happiness.
Tony DeLorger © 2018
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4 thoughts on “Unnecessary Clinging to Pain…”
Clinging to pain serves no purpose for anyone. Tis best to let the pain, and the causes, rest in peace, then see the “scars as reminders” of lessons learned. Very well stated and penned work, Tony. Take care.
Much appreciated Phyllis, glad you enjoyed dear friend. Cheers!
Tony, I couldn’t agree with Phyllis more. Clinging to pain serves no purpose, I clung to pain for many years, it ate at my soul, it made my heart ache often. It thwarted any relations I endeavored to have, I was lost in my own dismal Abyss. The mood swings were often, I felt a resistance to go on, at times contemplating my demise. The wine became my best friend, yet through all the turmoil, my Muse came to my rescue, he emptied all the hate, like garbage in and garbage out. Allowing me to set my soul FREE to fly away from my past, leave the stench of it behind me. I am happy to report that I am a new man, it took much doing, but my mind is finally at peace as I move on along my journey with great expectations. Peace my friend, always well expressed and penned sir.
I’m pleased Vincent, the struggle is ours to master and overcome: that is the process of learning in life. So glad you are back here my friend. Glad you appreciated the expression. Cheers!