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


Author's Note

DIVYA
Thank you for reading :)

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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!

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

2 Months 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

2 Months 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

2 Months Ago

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



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Private and personal, yes, somethings should be kept to oneself, it can be a cruel, heartless world where many take glee from others decline and despair....

A very finely penned, pensive, personal poem, sagely and brimming with quality poetic device 😻

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

2 Weeks Ago

Indeed, its just about a bit of prudence in revealing oneself to the world...not all are good friend.. read more
Woooow, well done Divya! So deep with its truth! People love gossip especially when it’s about something that has nothing to do with them. We find ourselves swallowing our pain and putting on the perfect façade.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

3 Weeks Ago

Yes...a big reason no one can blame us for not letting our guard down. Thank you Nefertiti, for your.. read more
You undestand, don't you? You get it. How opening up to people is just setting yourself up for misery. How people will use your worst fears and deepest pains against you. How bonding with anyone is a waste of time. I like this. And because I like it, you get full marks from me. Good job!

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

1 Month Ago

Thank you very much sir. I’m grateful you appreciate where this is coming from. It will be wonderf.. read more
Mr. D

1 Month Ago

An admirer? I appreciate your kind words, but Jesus is the one whom deserves admiration. Thanks all .. read more
Very well said. Certainly stretched out the ach what we all have felt in vunerability.
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Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

1 Month Ago

Indeed, why give others fodder for fun? Thank you Matt.
Wise words reminiscent of "old school" philosophy.
Mind your business; keep your own counsel and don't broadcast your feelings.
What you so trustingly share, can, eventually, be used against you.
As this poem beautifully indicates, love is a deeply personal endeavor.
Excellent post, D!


Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

2 Months Ago

I know it’s tough to maintain dignity in the face of heartbreak yet it can be done. Thanks a lot f.. read more
Oh crap! I just spent all these years letting it all go and now I have to take it all back in... drat good thing I have the worst memory LOL I'll never find it all again:) Good gentle Divvy heart!!!

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

2 Months Ago

It’s good to let it go, Bunny. Even better that you cannot find it again :) You deserve those sil.. read more
“A lover’s loss is gossip’s gain
Your virtue will be torn apart”

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


Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

2 Months Ago

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

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

2 Months Ago

Thank you Lea. I appreciate your visit.
Lea Sheryn

2 Months 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)

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

2 Months 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

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

2 Months Ago

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

2 Months Ago

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

2 Months Ago

Indeed, be positive first. It pays.

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