BLOG 222: ‘EMBRACE THE PAIN, IN FACT, BUY IT A DRINK’

Brand new poem! And as always, I’m wanting to hear your thoughts so make sure to leave me some comments below.

This piece is about coming to terms with difficult experiences. I hope you like it.


EMBRACE THE PAIN, IN FACT, BUY IT A DRINK

We all slur love lyrics like bible quotes at a stranger’s funeral,
letting those beautiful words dance in the back of your mind,
where the darkness resides, but creating a spotlight, right?

Know this…

I don’t write shitty poetry to escape an inner pain,
I write poetry to embrace an inner pain, because it’s all I have.
And fine words come from the finest heartbreak, love.

You are a beautiful disaster, like the rain after a storm.
And you have washed away my being, completely.
I am a rotten, forgotten-about scratch card at the side of the road,
a modern footprint-ridden, worthless backend of a gamble.
And I’ve come to understand, I’m obviously not worth the risk.
I’m obviously not something you’re able to handle.

And you, you’re something else entirely.
You can’t embrace the pain that comes with love.
You tremble in fear and throw away anything good.

Could have been a winning scratch card, you know.
Could have been a beautiful disaster, like the storm.
Could have been something better than the finest heartbreak.


You can read more of my work by looking at previous blogs or navigating the site. Alternatively, you can order your very own copy of my debut poetry collection Wallflower from Amazon.
Wallflower is a journey through self-discovery to the realisation of the world around you. It is a greeting to those with a fear of belonging, an invitation to outsiders looking in, warm hugs to anyone who has ever loved and lost. A collection of twenty-one poems, brought to you by a fistful of passion from a chaotic mind.

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