Shannen Wrass

(Wisconsin)

Pain Became My Friend Today ©


Pain became my friend today
She showed me how to hide
She’d been watching from a distance
Every tear I cried

Pain became my friend today
Reached out her hand to me
Then pulled me into darkness
Introducing misery

Pain became my friend today
Emptying my heart
She’s now my constant companion
Tearing me apart

Pain became my friend today
She isolates my soul
Now without her I am nothing
In her I’m consoled

Pain became my friend today
When she saw me kneel down and cry
Then she lay down right next to me
To kiss my joy good-bye

Pain became my friend today
She introduced me to the sorrow
Who showed me how to dwell in agony
And fear the break of tomorrow

Pain became my friend today
Making my heart cold
Pain became my friend today
The only hand I hold


Written by Shannen Wrass
Copyright © 1995 Shannen Wrass. All Rights Reserved

Submitted: Monday, October 14, 2013
Edited: Friday, October 25, 2013
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  • Freshman - 1,536 Points Lyn Paul (10/14/2013 8:33:00 PM)

    I am interested to know how this 14 year old is getting on in life now. Sad words but expressed so beautifully. Thank you Shannen (Report) Reply

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