Life IS Pain
Updated: Apr 24, 2018
A shiver of truth in my willow-iron spine
That knows the strength of bending,
Fissures of cold streaking along my arms
“Don’t you know women are made of pain?”
Yes, I am made of pains to match my passions,
Have endured earth shattering assaults
Have recast my heart’s stardust particles
And found the similarities between earth and heart
And the world within a person.
Oh, yes, I am a creature of agony
And no wonder I am fearsome
For I have survived
Though I have longed to scream
To melt into nothing under the force
Of my griefs, I stand,
Over all the perils I have come
And I am more than all my scars
Through which I bleed light
I am ready for future pains.
Oh, yes, I know women are made of pain.