A Poem about Death and release, inspired by pain.

painstatsdotcom Community Member September 16, 2007
  • As part of my "Art Therapy" for dealing with chronic pain, I branched out in to poetry. I've found that writing works just as well as making art or videos in terms of being therapeutic for pain. It allows you to focus on your pain and how it affects you so you can "work through it" and it provides a distraction so you are'nt as focused on your pain so that it doesn't consume you. This poem is a bit dark, but I was in a lot of pain when I wrote it. It illustrates how the idea of death can sometimes be attractive to a chronic pain sufferer as release from pain.

     

    "Death Bade Me To Come Near"

     

    In a kind and courtly manner,

    Death bade me to come near,

    That secrets she had for me,

    Only the dead may hear,

    To hear I turned just slightly,

    As her voice became the night,

    Her whispers gently stole my heart,

    my soul, at last,

    my life.

     

2 Comments
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Sep. 19, 2007

    Hi! I read this and the description that goes with it and I got to tell you I (and I am sure MANY others) understand what it is about. It's really hard to put into words how badly you want the pain to stop, just for a while. I thought it was very well thought out and I read it about ten times in a row. I also think the public at large may not understand...

    RHMLucky777

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    Hi! I read this and the description that goes with it and I got to tell you I (and I am sure MANY others) understand what it is about. It's really hard to put into words how badly you want the pain to stop, just for a while. I thought it was very well thought out and I read it about ten times in a row. I also think the public at large may not understand what the poem is saying as it is as they say one of those "you had to be there" kind of things. Well done.

    Wishing you relief, Best regards, Jay

    • painstatsdotcom
      Sep. 19, 2007
      Thanks very much for taking the time to read the poem and respond :) I think you are right. It's very hard to explain chronic pain to someon who does not have it. It's something that can alter your entire percpetion of what it is to live and what it is to die. I think it's important to keep on fighting but Art/poetry/ect. give lease and expression...
      RHMLucky777
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      Thanks very much for taking the time to read the poem and respond :) I think you are right. It's very hard to explain chronic pain to someon who does not have it. It's something that can alter your entire percpetion of what it is to live and what it is to die. I think it's important to keep on fighting but Art/poetry/ect. give lease and expression to that part of you that has been forever changed by the pain.