Theodora (Theo) Onken

(Washington State)

Pain~


It always arrives uninvited
Into my life much rain must fall...
Un-nerving me and my well being
My body? Why pain wants it all;

It has become a constant companion
With nary a break or a pause...
Awakening every day in wonder and what if's...
Of the uncomfortable this condition does cause;

It travels a circuit - almost constant
There is no position that seems right- -
Inflamation's pain - is truly unrelenting
As i continue to fight with all my might;

It keeps me a prisoner and bed ridden...
No reprieve is ever given to me- -
A visitor that i prayed would leave- -
Alas, realizing - that is never to be;

It reminds me always of it's angry presence...
Oft' times making me cry...
As i am left here in suspended animation- -
Biding my time - just waiting to die;


By, Theodora Onken
March 7,2014

Submitted: Friday, March 07, 2014
Edited: Friday, March 07, 2014

Topic(s): pain


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  • Rookie - 19 Points Muhammad Ali (3/28/2014 4:31:00 PM)

    Poem is nice.
    And poem is difficult to comment.
    Pain is uninvited.. In life.
    Before this,
    life is uninvited too. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 19 Points Theodora Onken (3/15/2014 1:54:00 AM)

    Malini, i thank you for reading and commenting. It is a situation i have learned to live with. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 19 Points Theodora Onken (3/15/2014 1:53:00 AM)

    Valerie, Thank you so very much dear! Have learned to live with it. Best wishes to you as well. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 5 Points Malini Kadir (3/14/2014 9:35:00 PM)

    each human can connect with you in this write....and pain is here to leave with time... time heals....... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,073 Points Valerie Dohren (3/14/2014 6:39:00 PM)

    I hope your pain is not permanent Theo, but I understand your plight having had my fair share of it. Very well expressed here, and my very best wishes for you to get some respite. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 698 Points Hans Vr (3/14/2014 6:24:00 PM)

    Dear Theo,
    I think I can understand a bit of the suffering expressed here. Pain feels like being in a desert full of heat and ennui. When we finally find a position with a bit less pain, it is like an oasis. I expressed this in one poem (Y/. a tough ride) which I invite you to read. I truly wish you can find many oasis today where the pain moves a bit to the background, I wish you lots and lots of strength. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 698 Points Theodora Onken (3/14/2014 1:44:00 AM)

    Amitava - thank you for reading my work and taking the time to comment. You are very much appreciated! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,279 Points Amitava Sur (3/13/2014 12:48:00 AM)

    So poignant but so true. From a long distance apart - I only can wish you to be...... free from all these pains. (Report) Reply

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