>An Ode to Pain poets united the poetry pantry #28

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I’ve grown weary of …
stones grinding away
the rough edge of a wheel,
smoothing out the cadent
molten material that’s outdated …
Nothing’s left to remove

I’ve become tired of …
living up to others’ expectations
of how it’s supposed to be,
like a burr that sticks you
continuously until blood runs
into a pool and hardens …
No more substance remaining

I’m bored with …
the ones who think they’re
flawless, knowing they always
have something concealed,
not unlike dark shadows
of an eclipsed sun …
Nowhere left to hide

As the leaf said to the flower
“You’ve made me look so pretty”
As the flower said to the bee
“Quit sucking me dry”

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18 responses to “>An Ode to Pain poets united the poetry pantry #28

  1. >Very nice, Pamela. 'I'm bored with…the ones who think they'reflawless,…'I know the feeling.

  2. >Pamela,Very strong words.Sometimes, it has to be said, as in 'straight talking'!Best wishes, Eileen

  3. >You eavesdropper, you! This is delightful and more than a little true.

  4. >Wowzers, you zinged this one home, Pamela! The last stanza is especially wonderful.

  5. >I adored this whole piece. Honest and well written! What more can be asked…?

  6. >Pamela – this was fabulous! I loved the different ways you expressed having your fill – and the final stanza summed it all up brilliantly!

  7. >Love the way you mix the profound with the just fun – or is it "just"?

  8. >How annoying they can be, Paul:)

  9. >Same to you Eileen.

  10. >Fireblossom, oh yes, it is;)

  11. >Sometimes you got to do that, Sherry.

  12. >Nunee, thanks for the visit:)

  13. >Too many of them around, Dave

  14. >Weary. Yes. Such a truth here. Well don.

  15. >Jamie, too much truth really.Thanks.

  16. >I enjoyed that, especially the "bored" verse.

  17. >Thanks for the visit Madeleine.

I appreciate all comments.

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