Category Archives: Poems about pain

Ten Years Old

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit at a typewriter and bleed.” -Ernest Hemingway Ten years old There is a wound that never heals A brown, crusty, scabrous shroud overlies it Like fragile bark on a young … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo Day #30: Let it be Said

For the last day of NaPoWriMo, a type of farewell poem. I write this poem with my brother in mind, hoping, praying, and trusting that I won’t have to say goodbye to him for a while yet. Thank you, everyone … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo Day #29: Cancer

Astronomy scholars, astronomy buffs, and readers: Please ignore any inaccuracies in my very inexpert drawing of the constellation of cancer. With thoughts of my brother whom I love very much.♥

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NaPoWriMo Day #11: Shame

Shame   something inside  sharp-beaked bird nests in my viscera pinching, clamping, eating my liver emotional surfeit feasting each day greedy houseguest a slow bleed walled off by a scar living  a tumorous existence sapping my confidence stealing my joy long ago … Continue reading

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