Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A pain that leads

It is a pain that leads,
leads to acceptance,
leads to resignation,
to exhaustion. It cannot
be soothed, not now,
perhaps forever. From
a moment of breath,
everything changes,
nothing endures, it is
all different, alien and
cold until we find
the source of light
again, until we touch
the source of light
again, until we become
light again.

This poem is submitted for Open Link Night at dVerse Poets. The links will be live at 2 p.m. Central time today.

Photograph by Petr Kratochvil via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.


Martha Jane Orlando said...

"Until we become light again . . ." Just beautiful, Glynn.

Brian Miller said...

from light to light...there is much in between...and what else really matters without the light?

Anonymous said...

I especially like the ending.

TALON said...

Pain does seem not only inevitable, but somehow necessary. I loved the structure of this poem and the subject matter. It was beautiful.

Anonymous said...

This feels like a reminder that I could use again in again each time I experience pain - remembering the light.

Todd Alan Kraft said...

Wow. I hope the pain recedes. I'm moved by the subject and the presentation. Thanks.

Linda Rogers said...

Ahh yes-pain brings forth growth and hope for a better day. Beautiful poem.