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Lessons Through Pain

by Barbara MacDonald (writer), CANADA , November 22, 2013

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Life is a long lesson in humility.
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You can never regret anything you do in life. You kind of have to learn the lesson from whatever the experience is and take it with you on your journey forward.

This tribulation planted

Instilled within my soul

Deeper than deep

Wider than forever

I tried through grace to

Dig it out, leave it shattered

On the path of benevolence

Poisoned with anger

Healed with love

Still swaddled uninvited

Choking my heart beats


Leaving me drenched

Cataclysm overflowing

Cascading torrents

A waterfall descending

Plummeting itself

Beyond the abyss

My eyes raining down

Mocking my song

Unsung in this affliction

Ignored with bitterness

Groomed with indifference


Fighting so hard

Trying to weed it out

Digging within the core

Strangled in confusion

Swallowing this bitter

Pill of betrayal

Poison of life

Lingering slowly

Undressed in hatred

Dropping me to my knees

Paralyzed unable to retreat


Weary and exhausted

Unable to move through

LIfe's hideous game

Immersed inside

Tenacious strength

Holding fast surrendering

I quite myself

Breath in this numbing pain

Inhaling unrelenting

Merciless, unyielding

Unwavering affliction


My advisory serving

A course in humility

A branded offering

Through the sweat

Tears flowing freely

Heavy breathing gifts

Placed freely at my feet

Becoming my companion

Requesting my presence

Making my own knees

To bend to this teacher


Bringing me faith

Instilled hope fused

Trust embedded beyond

Any shattered dream

Cleansing my essence

Discovering the truth

Healing my uncovered wounds

Bringing to the light

Burdens laying dormant

Eroding my peace

Till acknowledged

Setting me free


Pain dwells inside us

Beating with our hearts

Pumping our souls

Infusing our spirits

With wisdom,

Understanding knowledge

That this curse is truly

My blessing recognized

Blanketed in tribulation

Lovingly bestowed

Through tears and trials


Copyright © 2012 Barbara MacDonald

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Barbara MacDonald is a writer for BrooWaha. For more information, visit the writer's website.
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By Angie Alaniz on November 22, 2013 at 10:46 am

There is only one way to responce to your poem.


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By Barbara MacDonald on November 22, 2013 at 11:13 am

Thank you Angie, so nice to see you here. Hope all is well with you.

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By riginal on November 27, 2013 at 12:14 am

nice Barb, but what else could i expect from you? Amen Angie,you don't look a day older than when i first saw you...but you girls don't age, you pass the rankles and wrinkles on to the menfolk just as well we have broad shoulders but those broads get very heavy specially when you have to carry them round in broad daylight phew!

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By Barbara MacDonald on December 03, 2013 at 05:20 pm

((smiling)) friend. This lady is not a broad...:)

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By riginal on December 03, 2013 at 09:13 pm

Barb let me explain in broader terminology. Broad has to be broken into syllabilitic verbatim. Bro...meaning the site co-joined to ad pertaining to the Greek. Ad now the supposition that the Greek sees two Bro women broadly speaking walking down the street- ads a whistle...does that broadly get me out of trouble or do i stand there eating humble pie with the Greek who is trying to whistle through humble pie,or should i have left the Greek at home and proferred flowers?

I'm laughing here Barb...i know,it's all Greek to me too my girl...have a great weekend. A sort of pie in the sky one? :>))

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By Barbara MacDonald on December 03, 2013 at 09:21 pm

I'm laughing too my friend...when did it become the weekend already? am I losing track of time now...??? dah...

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