AuthorsDen.com  Join Free! | Login 

 
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

Signed Bookstore | Authors | eBooks | Books | Stories | Articles | Poetry | Blogs | News | Events | Reviews | Videos | Success | Gold Members | Testimonials

Featured Authors: James Boyle, idawn kunda, iGeorge Carroll, iArthur Jackson, iRegis Schilken, iTuchy (Carl) Palmieri, iG. Roscoe, i
  Home > Mainstream > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

J. Allen Wilson

  + Follow Me   

· 1,603 titles
· 11,747 Reviews
· Share with Friends!
· Save to My Library
·
Member Since: May, 2003

   Sitemap
   My Blog
   Contact Author
   Read Reviews

Books
· Glimpse OF An Angel

· Whispers Of The Heart

· Before Darkness Falls


Short Stories
· The Thanksgiving That Was and The Silver Star

· “Ceremony of the Gift”

· Twice Loved and Twice Left

· A Boy and His Journey

· The Death Of Josiah Johnson/ 2nd installment

· The Death Of Josiah Johnson

· The Daddy Long-Back Letters Continued

· The Daddy Long-Back Letters

· Train A Child In The Way He Should Go…PT. 2

· Train A Child In The Way He Should Go…


Articles
· Gifts and the Parable of the Talents

· South Carolina’s Medicaid Travesty

· Love and Second Chances; God’s Gift

· How Do We Un-Love

· Absolute Love

· Hope Revealed

· Its Only 50 Cents

· It Breaks My Heart…

· The Death Of Tybee Island;

· After The Attack On America


Poetry
· A Tribute to Clint…

· JD’s Rose - Nicole

· Thank You Baby For Loving Me

· A Birthday Prayer

· Get Thee Behind Me Satan

· The End Of Times

· Love This Side Of Heaven

· Field Of Dreams, Tomorrow’s Not There

· Love Is…

· A Reflection of Life Built Upon Strife

         More poetry...

J. Allen Wilson, click here to update your web pages on AuthorsDen.

   
Books by J. Allen Wilson
  Required Pain
by J. Allen Wilson
Sunday, January 30, 2005
Not rated by the Author.

Share   Print   Save


Recent poems by J. Allen Wilson
•  A Tribute to Clint…
•  JD’s Rose - Nicole
•  Thank You Baby For Loving Me
•  A Birthday Prayer
•  Get Thee Behind Me Satan
           >> View all 1,552



 Required Pain


 


 


 


 


If we should dare to blind truth face


with a sincere heart speaking soft without haste.


Would it then be through divine eyes we see


That with the absence of suffering,


The soul would never really know


the truth of being pleased.


For both are intertwined


Twisted and mixed


And all revealed in time.


For it is much like that the coming of rain,


With its darkness, its cold and its lingering pain.


For without the darkness in our day


Could we, would we,


recognize the light when it came our way.


Pray tell…what could be more divine


than the cold hurtful rain falling from our sky?


For without this…


Could we attest to and in truth,


when the sun truly did shine?


As I see, and as I must say,


The former is required


To be able in honesty


 to hold bliss in our hearts this day.


 


J. Allen Wilson © 2005


 


www.Jallenwilson.com


http://www.byregion.net/profiles/jallenwilson.html


 


 


 




Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!




Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson
love the rhythm!!!
and like most here i agree
that the sweet wouldn't be as sweet
without knowing, tasting the sour
excellent pensmen ship!!!
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
Allen, we grow in inspiration, by the trials in our lives, and had we never been dealt anything but comfort, we'd have no reason to search for the better times.
There is a strong and teaching message in your voice. Keep raising it louder!

Lisa
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson
excellent and persuasive reminder that joy could never be fully appreciated without ocassional suffering and the profound experience of pain.
Reviewed by Nila Jamier
So much wisdom in your poetry:)
Nila
Reviewed by M. B.
Wise words, indeed.
Reviewed by jude forese
this is a very moving testament to the realization that truth and honesty do not come without pain ...
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader)
I agree this is very well done.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
well done
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Very wise and beautifullty expressed Allen!The duality, we must have both in order to know what the opposite is! How would we know hot if we didn't know cold;-)

love,eileen
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Rain and cold weather does bring forth pain, both physically and emotionally, what do they call the winter months again, Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD...? I know the feeling, thankfully I work on the weekdays, the weekends being boring and without interest...Ed
Popular Poetry (Mainstream)
  1.  in time for Mother's Day
  2.  Talking to an Ancient Moonah Tree.
  3.  Nowadays
  4.  THE DENIED BUTTERFLY
  5.  The Pursuit of Happiness
  6.  WE ARE
  7.  Every Child Needs
  8.  unraveling...
  9.  Puffs of Smoke
  10.  Disposable Love

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.