Thursday, 19 August 2010

Thursday Think Tank Prompt 11

Poets United holds a weekly poetry prompt.
The Thursday Think Tank
This weeks prompt word is
PAIN

Here's my contribution . . .


I see the pain
it highlights joy
the sharp contrast
makes things sweeter

I feel the pain
it's a part of life
an unavoidable side effect
of the privilege of being alive

I understand the pain
it gives shadow to light
it adds dimension to experience
without it we would not be whole

I know the pain
it's in every thorn
on the graceful stem
of this beautiful fragrant rose

17 comments:

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

panopticulated,

I like the reality, involved in your words about the subject of pain. In everyday life, always and everywhere indeed.

Eileen

Rinkly Rimes said...

'The thorn on the graceful stem'....what a lovely way to describe life's pain.

Mary said...

I understand your message. Pain IS a part of life. No denying it. And we all live through out and grow..

Paul Andrew Russell said...

'I understand the pain
it gives shadow to light
it adds dimension to experience
without it we would not be whole'

Very nice lines. :-)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love it that the pain "adds dimension". Yes, it certainly does. Really good poem. I love the last few lines especially.......lovely.

Systematic Weasel said...

Wonderfully written response to the prompt!

-Weasel =)

theimaginativetraveler said...

How succinct and lovely...pain and please, existing in spite of, and because of each other. Beautifully put...

riikainfinityy.com said...

Pain will be something we have to face once in a while =P anywhere anytime XD

pan said...

Thank you so much for the comments everyone, they are much appreciated. :-)

brenda w said...

I agree about the need for pain. It helps us grow. If we ignore it we become ill. Well done post.
~Brenda

pan said...

Thanks Brenda. :-)

Carrie Burtt said...

Beautiful and so full of truth.
:-)

pan said...

Thank you Carrie. :-)

dcwright02@hotmail.com said...

very beautiful ending w/ the rose... loved the poem!

Susannah said...

Thanks very much dc, it is good yo meet you.

rch said...

very nice, I also like the ending, great imagery.

pan said...

Thanks very much rch. :-)

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