This Pain

2 Mar

My pain does not define me. It is not the sum total of my existence.

Lorrie Bowden

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“You are and will always be much more than your pain.”

~ Dennis Ference

A dear friend (Dennis Ference…click here to see the poem he wrote for me) said this to me and I knew immediately that I would need to think about theses words.

For I have lived many…

        many years

feeling this pain

knowing this pain

remembering this pain

        even during the times that I thought

                I had forgotten this pain

If something has been true for a lifetime…

        does that mean that it is truth?

Have I defined myself by my pain?

Does my pain somehow make me special?

 

Or does my pain reflect the child who wished upon a star

Who begged the animals who were her only friends

Who acted out wishing someone would notice

Someone would swoop in and save her

Save the others

But no one did

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