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Array ( [sid] => 161211 [catid] => 1 [aid] => mick [title] => For Now. [time] => 2010-07-18 08:07:43 [hometext] => I suffer from chronic pain associated with RA this is about a time when only morphine would ease that pain. [bodytext] => Pain is rip roaring
Beneath a thunderous sky.
Every muscle, every joint seared by a system
Turning on itself, determined to self harm.
I glimpse a smallness, a small remembrance,
A shadow chasing shadows
Across the hallowed halls of my mind.
A tiny light reflected in the lens of a twitching eye.
The patch is small, square and sticky with substance.
I press it hard to my arm, morphine is a dangerous promise.
And already it is denying pain a definition,
The sky is lightening with dawn at the outer fringes
And now I am chasing all shadows away
To the water fall of imagination where they land with a splash,
Filtered by stone and rocks they tumble away. For now.
The air is lighter softening the rough edge of suffering
And I slip easily into the welcome arms of relief,
A chemical indulgence fast becoming a need.
So here I am sleepy with a hazy joy,
Pain free. For now. [comments] => 4 [counter] => 138 [topic] => 21 [informant] => cashfan1 [notes] => Corrected spelling as requested ~ Moderator_18 July 19, 2010 [ihome] => 0 [alanguage] => english [acomm] => 0 [haspoll] => 0 [pollID] => 0 [score] => 5 [ratings] => 1 [editpoem] => 0 [associated] => [topicname] => Lifepoems )
For Now.

Contributed by cashfan1 on Sunday, 18th July 2010 @ 08:07:43 AM in AEST
Topic: Lifepoems



Pain is rip roaring
Beneath a thunderous sky.
Every muscle, every joint seared by a system
Turning on itself, determined to self harm.
I glimpse a smallness, a small remembrance,
A shadow chasing shadows
Across the hallowed halls of my mind.
A tiny light reflected in the lens of a twitching eye.
The patch is small, square and sticky with substance.
I press it hard to my arm, morphine is a dangerous promise.
And already it is denying pain a definition,
The sky is lightening with dawn at the outer fringes
And now I am chasing all shadows away
To the water fall of imagination where they land with a splash,
Filtered by stone and rocks they tumble away. For now.
The air is lighter softening the rough edge of suffering
And I slip easily into the welcome arms of relief,
A chemical indulgence fast becoming a need.
So here I am sleepy with a hazy joy,
Pain free. For now.




Copyright © cashfan1 ... [ 2010-07-18 08:07:43]
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Re: For Now. (User Rating: 1 )
by lesoleilnoire on Sunday, 18th July 2010 @ 07:38:49 PM AEST
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You write about a real life topic with such aesthetically pleasing elements such as the waterfall and the tumbling rocks. You show how much the pain takes a toll on the mind, body, and soul and also describe how it dangerous to use chemicals for relief even it is a necessity. Great poem. I hope your pain stays away. You have a true talent as a poet.

Heidi


Re: For Now. (User Rating: 1 )
by LovingWhispers on Sunday, 18th July 2010 @ 07:40:26 PM AEST
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A most frightening place to be...when such a small action can bring such relief.

Love the way you "painted" the picture of pain and then so graphically, the depth of that relief.

A wonderful read no doubt!
Blessings
LW


Re: For Now. (User Rating: 1 )
by lovingcritters on Tuesday, 20th July 2010 @ 05:39:27 PM AEST
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Dennis is this most hurtful to read. I'm so sorry that you must suffer so! I've had 8 surgeries in my life, but knew that soon the pain would go away. As a poet you describe your suffering so perfectly, and after reading the first part, I felt your complete relief. You are a Word Master, and I only pray that you don't get any worse with time.
I'm so very sorry dear friend.
Warm love
consue


Re: For Now. (User Rating: 1 )
by spud on Friday, 23rd July 2010 @ 03:20:12 AM AEST
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Hi Dennis,

Bear up, my friend.

A well written piece - sincere and vividly
descriptive.

Tommy




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