Pain is . . .

By Fight Club · Nov 29, 2008 · ·
  1. Fight Club
    From "Cocaine the death of dreams" by Charles Nelson Wolf

    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica]watching you go out the door[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica]knowing you'll be gone for days.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica]watching you return,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica]half dead,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica]filthy and drunk.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica]dried blood on your fingers,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica]dried blood on your clothing,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica]fresh puncture marks,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica]small scabs and scars,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica]clotted flesh,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica]skin jaundiced,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica]eyes bloodshot and glazed,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica]hair matted with dead sperm.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica]pain is[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica]looking into my child's eyes[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica]and trying to hold back the tears[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica]when she asks me if her mommy is sick.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica]pain is[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica]knowing I will have to lie.[/FONT]

    This poem had a profound impact on me. Whith genders reversed, I was the "Mommy" of this poem. I am so happy to say that my 2 beautiful children have never had to ask "where has Daddy gone?" or "why is Daddy sick?"

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  1. MiMoMo
    Unflinching valor, dearheart. Thank you.
  2. savingJenniB
    And I was the child asking. Sometimes I still am.

    Wonderful poem FC.
    Thank you.
  3. beentheredonethatagain
    hair matted with dead sperm? sounds like she .....
  4. witchychick
    that is powerful...
  5. Alfa
  6. Beenthere2Hippie
    The trip to this blog was well worth the effort. It makes my blood run cold, in a good way!
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