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Darkness came...and the pain followed.
Was it pain came... and darkness followed?

I can't remember the the difference anymore
Is always here

The dark
Always follows

Chummy bedfellows to say the least...oh? I Can say more
But to what purpose?

Pain is here.
Here is darkness.
Is pain the darkness I fear?
Is it fear of the darkness that causes pain.
Or is it simply I fear the dark and the pain that follows.

What do I fear small..."I

Is it pain
Fear of pain
The pain of fear

The physical
The mental
The emotional..pain?

They..are all different
Of a family of a specie...

Yet all the same
Different and the same.

Physical..aversion tactics
Avoidance and diversion

Mental, a deeper cut
Fatigue has me weakened
And I think
Pain..and,I fear

My deepest cut of all
I know I will have,and be in pain

I think
Therefore I know pain will come
Therefore..I may fear

I know the pain is coming
I know I will be in pain until .."that" hours ending
I know that I must finally,
Endure the pain.

Yet one solace
Do not fear.

Since I know pain and what part,what "end" it serves..do you understand...

Pain,simply is
And is not

What it is
What is it
What isn't
What can
What cannot be
Will not be...

There is pain
Don't add to it by fearing it
Learn what and who the beast is at your door.
Light your rooms
There is no beast that lives in light

All tied
All bound

Yet separate
Study what hurts you

Why...will lead to which part
When...will lead to why
Where... will lead to the source

Carry on Spiney
William Garza
Spine-Health Mod

Welcome to Spine-Health



  • Max_LeeMax_Lee New York, United StatesPosts: 269
    I love it!
    I know I wrote one similar, lemmie see if I can find it...
     "The loneliest people are the kindest. The saddest people smile the
    brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do
    not wish to see anyone else suffer the way they do.''-Anonymous

    My Story: http://www.spine-health.com/forum/discussion/90688/pain/neck-pain-cervical/help#latest

  • Max_LeeMax_Lee New York, United StatesPosts: 269

    Not Going to Die


    In my ears

    Out of control

    In sync with


    Fast and

    Painful, each

    Bringing a new stab of


    Hot, blinding

    Overwhelming everything

    I am


    I am alone

    No one can

    Hear my


    Echo off the

    Walls and in

    My ears

    I am


    Unable to move

    Get up

    Find help

    I am slowly


    From something

    I cannot


    What is happening

    To me

    I am only


    That I will

    Not die from

    This fresh Hell

    I cry out

    To the

    Blinding lights in

    My eyes



    "I'm too young

    To die"

     "The loneliest people are the kindest. The saddest people smile the
    brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do
    not wish to see anyone else suffer the way they do.''-Anonymous

    My Story: http://www.spine-health.com/forum/discussion/90688/pain/neck-pain-cervical/help#latest

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  • Love BOTH of these!  We have some talented members/moderators, FOR SURE!!
    Kimmy72, Spine-health Moderator
    Firm believer in PMA!
  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 3,434
    I have read both of these several times on and off all day.
    It always happens, always, just when I need it, William. 
    Kieran, I've seen me in your poem but didn't have the words, or maybe the strength.
    Spine-Health Moderator
    Please read my  Medical History
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 11,630
    Beautiful poems - sure on the dark side.   But we need to hear not only the beautiful calming poems, but ones that bite with the some times darker side of truth.   William, I know has been our poet here on Spine-Health since around 2008.   Now, we are fortunate to have another gifted writer in Kieran 
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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  • gfishggfish Pittsburgh PAPosts: 197
    For me,  it was pain came... and darkness followed. Its hard to live outside the darkness when  the light has nothing to give you. To stay within the poem. I do come into the light. But it is the physical, mental and emotional issues that bring me back.
    Greg fisher
  • I love your creative writings! William I've seen others of yours as well and truly enjoy how you express yourself.

    I LOVE to write creatively. Here is the first one I could get my hand on. Please note, I was quite depressed as a side effect from a med that my old pain dr insisted I stay on even though it did nothing for pain, I stopped it and am feeling less depressed.

    A bad day, the pain down in my foot, burning in that
    inexplicable and intolerable way. I cannot stand it.

    Try to stretch and loosen the lower back muscle that is
    responsible, the pain takes my breath away. I walk, stretch, stand , sit, pray
    God please make it stop!

    I will lose my mind if it doesn’t stop, I will lose my will.

    Do you understand? 
    I’ve never been so close before to seeing the peace of surrendering to

    I have pain, and more pain, and fighting with the doctors
    who will gauruntee me more pain.

    How much can I take? How much, for how long?

    I can’t, I can’t, I can’t, please help me Jesus I just can’t

  • Don’t hold me, unless its forever

    When you put your arms around me

    I’m giving pieces of myself to you

    When we are together, we share them together

    So those pieces are never lost

    In fact they grow


    But if you leave, you take something away from me

    And I have precious little left to give

    This life, these troubles

    They drain me, take from me

    I have enough left

    To give

    To you

    Only if you hold me forever

  • Beautiful!!
    William Garza
    Spine-Health Mod

    Welcome to Spine-Health

  • AkiraAAkira Redlands, CAPosts: 82
    Great poems, any limericks?
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