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Crown Of Sorrows
by Melissa C. Rives
Thursday, March 10, 2005
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Recovering from a tonsillectomy...aarg...so a poem about pain...how fitting.

So loud this thunder daily pounding
cataclysmic growing stronger
crushing weight Ďneath which Iím drowning
torture I can bear no longer.

Wish that I could stop this seething
boiling underneath my skin
thatís tearing out and leaving bleeding
all Iíve tried to mend again.

Must be my lack of comprehension
rendering this state Iím living,
swallowing each lonely moment
praying for the unforgiving.

Pressure mounting always deeper
surfacing below the skin,
the itching burning numb repeating
every breath feels like a sin.

The wilting rotting of the petals
blackened rose that lost her bloom,
through sheer persistence left to linger
longer in this state of gloom.

Fragile weeping like a willow
left to bend in winter winds,
too long repeating past persistence
left alone to meet my ends.








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Reviewed by Phillip William Allen 3/13/2005
Your pen shows no weakness. WTG
Reviewed by The Dove 3/12/2005
Magnificent! GOD BLESS YOU..........
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/11/2005
Pain. There is pain and there is pain. I think you know what I mean. You have done a masterful job of getting the reader where you intend. Thank you for sharing this offering, Melissa. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Paul Berube 3/11/2005
Melissa,

Missed You. I always love your rhyme. I admire your tenacity under such pain. I had mine out at 32 and I know how tough it can be on an older person. Not saying you are old, of course. (lol)Hope you feel better. Stay away from the Potato Chips.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/11/2005
Hope you feel better soon!!

You not the only one who wrote about pain this week...I did it 24/7!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/11/2005
i hope you are feeling better, melissa; doesn't sound like any fun! i am getting over a bad sinus infection myself, and so is karla; we have both been sick. so you aren't alone. well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your fellow (sickie) friend, karen lynn in texas. :(
Reviewed by Melissa Rives 3/11/2005
Yes,well there are certainly all sorts of pain...and usually my poems of this nature do tend to be based more on depression, or depressive thoughts, than any actual physical pain (even this one). But, just so you know, that doesn't mean I am depressed, though I do know it very well, just seems that I get the urge to write more when I'm a bit down...so they usually tend to come out sounding like this. lol...I always enjoy seeing what the reader gets out of my rambles, because I usually just start writing...and just see where it ends up. :) Thank always for reading!
Reviewed by Fritz Barnes 3/11/2005
Melissa, I hope the state of gloom is already lifting.

Now, you're scaring me...one of my 12-year-olds is getting a tonsillectomy in two weeks...I hope he won't have an experience like the one you have described.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 3/11/2005
lovely work, sorry you have been under the weather, prayers for a speedy recovery
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/10/2005
oh my Melissa, you describe the pain so well I can't swallow;-)This is a superb pieace as you always do and I must say your pain gave it the extra added touch...gulp;-) Be well soon!

love,

eileen
Reviewed by William Bonilla 3/10/2005
Fantastic write Melissa
Pain Oh pain
won't let go
so forget about him
continue on
make believe he ain't there
don't even give him a second stare
Thanks for sharing,
I know pain

William .....peace
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 3/10/2005
Hope all is better...
You've always been superb in your writing...
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 3/10/2005
I agree with Linda and the pain when I had cancer the last time was unreal but it was by his crown of thorns that I was healed.
Reviewed by L. Figgins 3/10/2005
This is PAIN! Remove the preface, and this could be a most poignant write about depression. Well written, Melissa!
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