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  • Pain sees us waking
    greets us in the morning
    without permission

    bones ache, muscles throb
    sinuses fill up and spew out
    things we could not imagine

    joints creak and lock up
    and while the brain is dealing
    the mind is caught unguarded, unaware

    new pain trickles in
    from wounds too deep
    to have scars, lost

    in the past, unforgotten
    slights and horror
    refreshed in the moment of pain

    the moment of remembering
    what we had hoped forgotten
    in life brings pain.


    A song of weariness...and redemption.
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