The Pain of Patience

The Pain of Patience

A Poem by Dan Cowan

Oh, in the solitude of night
my heart is a flaming stone
aching, groaning, screaming
craving a simple touch
to be known
an embrace to scrape a spark
a tender word to soak my ears
a pair of eyes to awaken longing
gentle fingers to thread with mine
bonding tears

Sometimes I'm at peace
Sometimes I'm just numb
Sometimes I ache inside
unable to sate my lungs
I can clutch at my chest
howl at the moon
tie my hands to fists
harrow my dour mood

But alas, the only comfort to be found is within
And, at times, the effort is tremendous
I must exercise patience against my blazing heart
Which feels like utter madness
Asphyxiation of my ardor
Evisceration of eagerness
Smothering my writhing spirit
Endeavor of a masochist

Oh God, I need Your peace!
Calm the torrent of these raging seas!
Write my story how You see fit
and give me the strength to accept and endure it
to repose in peace and take hold of sleep
To breathe in
Breathe out
and say
so be it

© 2018 Dan Cowan

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And so shall it be and all shall be well- facing your glfears and inner demons is the only way to quieten the heart- know that the lies that make u feel this way have no strength or power over you you alone are in control- say it believe it live it- deep write 🌹

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Added on April 1, 2018
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Dan Cowan
Dan Cowan

New Castle, PA

I'm not one to play my own violin. Ask and find out more..