A Poem by Mary Jo. Clare

This poem describes the common feeling of pain. This poem attacks the emotional effects of pain, rather than physical pain. Please allow yourself to relate to this poem. Enjoy!


It takes different sizes and forms 

Occurring as a light drizzle or fatal storm 

A reflex in response to betrayed love and loyalty

That causes my body to ache uncontrollably

Its darkness appears around the corner and silently lurks 

Waiting to inspire a devastating world of hurt 

When my heart thuds suddenly into my chest

I am aware of the presence of my unwanted guest 

That fails to let me live a life of joy

Rather, it completes its task of leaving me destroyed

© 2018 Mary Jo. Clare

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Mary Jo. Clare
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and when it does arrive at our door, it is that guest who never knows when to leave...always overstaying its welcome.
nicely presented metaphor here.

Posted 10 Months Ago

Dark, sad and a painful read. Expressing pain from someone who has suffered and felt maybe more than most. Thank you for sharing your wise and heartfelt, sincere poem.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Mary Jo. Clare

1 Year Ago

Pain is too common in our lives and I'm so glad you enjoyed how I expressed it in words! Thank you D.. read more

1 Year Ago

You have a great insight into expressing things. take care sweetheart you have a great talent.
Ooh! Your words are filled with such sadness, and the readers feel the pain and suffering to which you've been exposed. Although dark, I liked this write. Edit out the apostrophe in L5 (should be its).

You've certainly expressed yourself in poetic form. Hope you emerge from the destructive forces in life. Keep writing to ease the pain. :-)

Posted 1 Year Ago

Mary Jo. Clare

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for this review and the tip! Very much appreciated Tamara!
Tamara Beryl Latham

1 Year Ago

No problem. Writing is much better than dwelling on pain, suffering and bad experiences. Watch som.. read more

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Added on November 21, 2018
Last Updated on November 23, 2018
Tags: pain, painful, hurt, devastating, storm


Mary Jo. Clare
Mary Jo. Clare

Washington D.C, DC

I am someone who has turned to writing in the past years in order to express my real-life experiences and feelings. Please allow yourself to relate to my works! Leave comments, suggestions and .. more..


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