Beauty From Pain

Beauty From Pain

A Poem by LilyM;)

always there, haunting and hurting

but manageable, constant hope and possibility

problems are there, part of life, expected, the norm

but life is good, friends, family, fun


what seems necessary, basic, fundamental, is here




                             but we're still ok, survivors, never really gonna happen

then life seems to stop

        shock, tears, empty, gone,

one thing after another, everything so fast

but almost like, turn around and it'll all be the same again

talk, eat,

walk, keep it together, get through

but always thinking of it, never really stop

                              not gonna survive, goodbye, the end, nothing worse

how is it possible? nothing more to be taken

but now everything gone, family, friends, home

new school, new house, new place, new life, new friends

but the pain doesn't fade, almost a new level

                             below rock bottom, past worst scenario, a type of dying, dead

somehow life goes on, continues all around

but sadly, slowly, weary

small joys, sometimes the pain is forgotten

but always returns, constant nagging

                             slowly, grudging, healing wound

new friends, fun at school, laugh dance

but remainder, painful mend

beach, summer, vacation, talk, normal problems

but wish you could be here for this

                             maybe, just maybe it'll be ok, the meaning comes back, hidden strength revealed

scary times, changes coming, new things

but friends are there new chances

lonely and sad, big school, unknown place and people, unsure

but a new start, vibrant life, fresh scene

                           pain stays, never gone, but used and cherished

                           strength through the years and generations, the gift of Christ

© 2009 LilyM;)

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I always enjoy reading poetry that utilizes structure to convey feeling. I really enjoyed reading this poem, very well written.

Posted 9 Years Ago

You tell the story very well. So many emotions are felt from your words. I loved reading this... You do seem to put so much into your writing. It's good when you get your audience to feel even a little and you do this so well. Thank you for sharing your poem and story with us all.

Posted 11 Years Ago

I so agree with Love and Dreams. This poem has something special..It speaks of joy loss and pain..It speaks of life...Your expression of these things leaves me in awe...I had thought to myself that there could never be another person that could ever feel on this level, I was wronge...Awesome

Posted 11 Years Ago

this is such a grate poem i agree loveanddreams that it didn't read like a poem but it was amazing i liked it ":)

Posted 11 Years Ago

This is great!!
I didn't read it as a poem, it just seemed, stronger than that somehow. If that makes sense. :)
It is really good, well done.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Wow... What a poem! This has got to be one of the best poems I've read up here! It's powerful and brilliant! I loved it! At first, some of it seemed to be random (in a good way), but later on came together and became something great! It was a very moving poem and I really enjoyed reading it! :D

Posted 11 Years Ago


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