DON'T PROCLAIM YOUR PAIN

DON'T PROCLAIM YOUR PAIN

A Poem by DIVYA
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No ranting in love...

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Don’t proclaim your pain…

Lest they prod wounds, say ugly things

The hurt may be daggers deep 

But that’s just the woe love brings 

 

Don’t proclaim your pain…

Don’t bare your delicate parts

A lover’s loss is gossip’s gain 

Your virtue will be torn apart 

 

Shield your sores from them

Don’t evince a cry, muffle the faintest sob

They’ll savor each cut and scar

So hush all ache, every throb

 

Don’t proclaim your pain…


Don’t let your smile betray

The slightest quiver of lips 

They’ll watch your dimming face

Gloating at the full eclipse  


This world is a cruel place 

Another’s angst is foraged for fun

Don’t squander your tears

Hold them back, let them burn 

  

Don’t proclaim your pain… 

Bury your truth in your heart

A tomb too strong and too deep 

For wagging tongues to pry apart 

 

© 2019 DIVYA


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DIVYA
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very catchy title .. especially on a site full of poets :)))))))))) and i laugh out loud dahlink .. seeing the pic ... wow! the poem! incredibly powerful ... sheesh .. the contrast of theme with most advice to "get it out" is brilliant .. today's world of cyber bullies especially agrees with your protagonists wisdom .. brutal truth here Divya ... strong strong voice says i .. well done ... so glad you shared ... good on ya! and i really like your new avatar ... such a smile lifts the ol' cockles of me heart :)))))))))))))))))))
E.
ps. not laughing at the birds now :( great job!

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Einstein Noodle

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i wrote so much more and that stupid grey X nailed me again .. and only a few words posted .. so i e.. read more
DIVYA

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I always have the grey X too. It freezes the screen till I click on it. A total pest. You have a wo.. read more
Einstein Noodle

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:) ..........................



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“A lover’s loss is gossip’s gain
Your virtue will be torn apart”

Convicting quote for a convicting poem!
Enjoyed it Divya!!!


Posted 6 Days Ago


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DIVYA

4 Days Ago

Thank you so much Apollos.
Very good! I like the topic. Well expressed.

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DIVYA

1 Week Ago

Thank you Lea. I appreciate your visit.
Lea Sheryn

1 Week Ago

You're welcome. I look forward to reading more of your work.
to proclaim one's pain is to acknowledge one's love whether lost or forgotten … there are always 2 ends to every stick
as usual your wording is precise (although fun and burn do not rhyme it is a fitting choice)
as you know it is not often i venture into rhyme world but it is always a pleasure to see and read your offering(s)

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DIVYA

1 Week Ago

Indeed, two ends to every stick and there’s a fine balance to be maintained. I love playing with t.. read more
Your poem is even more cynical than I usually feel these days! You paint a strong depiction about how people seem to go thru life more concerned with how everything looks, how it comes across, rather than being immersed in the process of living & learning. I would propose to say that while we're acting out these charades you describe, we are not living & learning. It's a kind of stunted existence that has nothing to do with what we want from life. Your poem strongly says: "don't settle for living this way!" but without actually saying it (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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DIVYA

1 Week Ago

I always wonder if I should be as open and trusting as I happen to be, especially after getting into.. read more
barleygirl

1 Week Ago

I am cynical on the inside, but I try to start by putting a loving trusting foot forward (outwardly).. read more
DIVYA

1 Week Ago

Indeed, be positive first. It pays.
A very philosophical write....

I am certainly one that never proclaims my pain; any angst is kept inside my own tomb and is rarely released, but at those rare moments it is released, it swells forth with the intensity and ferocity of a hurricane. I was never one to gossip or hold my tongue when the need to speak out was required. Quiet dignity, self respect and class are my trademarks, yet that hurricane is not one to get caught in! We are all the subjects of our experiences and we all have different ways to handle the pain that life inevitably brings.

This was another fine write from your freshly dipped quill. Written from experience, with humanity, a touch of philosophy and a good serving of wisdom. I enjoyed your thoughts here very much. Keep on writing always. 🌷

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DIVYA

1 Week Ago

You are unique Doodley. I've never met a kinder, more generous and caring soul than you. Hence, the .. read more
Doodley

1 Week Ago

You are always welcome. Just avoid the hurricane!🌷
I really love the poem, and the message it relays. I think there comes a time in life, however, when you have turned inwards on yourself out of fear and find that you have become a prisoner within. I did exactly this, didn't proclaim my pain, up until the time that I was 28. It was then I realized that I was miserable. I was a people pleaser and kept my mouth shut, allowing others to walk all over me. Well, let me tell you, my spirit went warrior princess and declared never again. I burst forth from that cracked shell, determined to never be silenced again. I speak my truth, and I don't care what others think, at least not enough to let it grind me down into the dirt. I have a voice too.

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DIVYA

1 Week Ago

I agree totally with you on not being silent in the face of malicious muck raking. I'm a rebel and h.. read more
what a great last stanza....and the idea of burying the truth in our hearts because others will poke fun and hurt us even worse...i like the pic with the poem here...the idea of hiding our heads and hearts in a ground of self-protection....i wonder why others get so much satisfaction in witnessing our pain.
j.

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DIVYA

1 Week Ago

A child once asked his parent, “Why does the world laugh when someone falls” I guess it’s just.. read more
Is this the same girl who said she wanted to write again? This is excellent writing and I can easily identify with it. Each stanza is strong, even the font is good. Sometimes a writer says something and it makes you think, so, someone else recognizes that too.

Great poem, keep writing. :)

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DIVYA

1 Week Ago

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts here and for appreciating this poem. Your words will hel.. read more
 Relic

1 Week Ago

You're welcome.
very catchy title .. especially on a site full of poets :)))))))))) and i laugh out loud dahlink .. seeing the pic ... wow! the poem! incredibly powerful ... sheesh .. the contrast of theme with most advice to "get it out" is brilliant .. today's world of cyber bullies especially agrees with your protagonists wisdom .. brutal truth here Divya ... strong strong voice says i .. well done ... so glad you shared ... good on ya! and i really like your new avatar ... such a smile lifts the ol' cockles of me heart :)))))))))))))))))))
E.
ps. not laughing at the birds now :( great job!

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

i wrote so much more and that stupid grey X nailed me again .. and only a few words posted .. so i e.. read more
DIVYA

1 Week Ago

I always have the grey X too. It freezes the screen till I click on it. A total pest. You have a wo.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

:) ..........................
I do agree my dear friend. Few have concern for our pain and misery. I liked repetition and the honestly/truth of your words. I hope you are doing well. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

1 Week Ago

Thank you my dear friend. I am sure glad to return and I hope you are doing wonderfully well. Lookin.. read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Week Ago

I am fine and you are welcome dear friend.

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