To Regain Strength

by Everlasting   Jul 14, 2017


never again will i feel this pain
I said
but for some unknown reason
the strength that I had gained
disappeared
and all I'm left with
is this ache
in my chest

I learnt to live with it
but sometimes

it breaks me

so
I try to hold it
right there

in the center

I try to picture it
right there

in the center

but sometimes is too strong
and it gets out of control

I find myself in tears
unable to think rational
until I'm there again

trying to picture that pain...

like some kind of energy
that needs to be molded into a ball
and I focus too hard
until I feel it right there
in the center of my chest
just floating
getting smaller
then bigger
then smaller

until Im in control
and the pain
lingers in there
but it doesn't ache

5


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  • 2 years ago

    by Em

    Pain can make us stronger or defeat us and as Ben said there's an inspirational part to this which says "don't let pain win"

  • 2 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Hello, Lucero

    As sad as this piece is, there is a certain inspirational quality to it, too. The pain may never fully retreat, but a fortress can certainly be put up to keep it at bay.
    This reminds me of something I heard once. If you are consumed by fear or pain - completely overwhelmed - give it five seconds. Let it rage through you and have its way, but when you get to 5, it stops and that's it. Throw everything you have at it and don't let it in anymore.

    I hope you are well and all the best to you as ever,

    Ben

  • 2 years ago

    by Ren

    Oh this is excellent and beautifully written! I agree with Mel, you captured this perfectly!!

  • 2 years ago

    by mossgirl19

    Wow, Everlasting, you have captured that feeling perfectly...it's right there...in the chest...in the center getting bigger...then smaller...but it's right there. Awesome write!

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