disempowering the pain


disempowering the pain

blind my eyes so i cant see
the pain that is inside me
scrape out the color and leave the white
douse the pupil with blinding light
draw the blood until they are dry
take from me my blinded sight


bludgeon my mind so i cant think
of the pain inside of me
beat out all of the painful things
the relentless sorrow and misery
erase from me the memories
that slice me deep and make me bleed


rip out my tongue so i cant speak
of the pain inside of me
stave the words ive been vomiting
that stain my life so sickening
draw me mute and take my speech
so no one has to listen to me


tear the soul right out of me
save it from the misery
wash it clean of all the pain
repair the damage ive sustained
charred to black... scorched and stained
burns and scars deeply ingrained


discard my spirit and set it free
from the pain inside of me
bruised and broken and bleeding still
cracked and fractured and cannot heal
destroyed by everything that i feel
damage that i cannot conceal


blind my eyes so i can see
bludgeon my mind so i can think
rip out my tongue so i can speak
save the soul inside of me
discard my spirit and set it free
disempower the pain inside of me



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stonie commented on disempowering the pain


lol sounds like alot of stuff i write cept there is no up side .



thanks for stopping by...

simoneaugustus commented on disempowering the pain


The rhyme, rhythm, ans imagery are explosive! Great writing!



thank you so much

Springsize commented on disempowering the pain


- dear Dano... I always want to hug the world when I hear crying, which is all the time, I know... and I ache for the pain I feel from so many. Your poem mirrors long-term torment... and it must have felt just one millionth a bit less heavy, to pull these thoughts out of the "chests" and print them to view... Your ability to express such pain in poetry is brave... and as always, your writing is incredible with word use, rhyme and intent.



thanks for taking the time to read and comment... it very much appriciated...

susanismith commented on disempowering the pain


Your plea is merciful, your pain is unbearable and vociferous, the rythmn is chic...I too pondered on my tormented thoughts, and I struggle to express them with clearity. You seem to capture the words stridently. BRAVO!!!



thank you for taking the time to read and comment...

earthly commented on disempowering the pain


Pain sucks I know-this poem is so right about something that is so wrong-well-written-Namaste...Earthly

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

Dano’s Poems (150)

Title Comments
Title Comments
from an angels view 19
searching the darkness 10
a letter from santa 14
thanksgiving (acrostic) 12
the depth of... 11
ive wished 7
absentee 12
this is... 13
a journey into the dark 7
the cold of november 14
your voice 12
the yin to the yang 14
twisted 9
autumn 14
i think it happened again 11
luna~tic 19
the darkness 13
a blinding eclipse 16
the universe... 18
the wind of sorrow 14
my sorrow weeps 16
where but the dark... 12
immortal kiss 47
in a darkened room 17
our mother 7
within these flames 12
nocturnal (acrostic) classic rock 7
behind wrought iron bars 25
what i write (part 2) 8
today 17
the world in grey 6
the reality of... 5
in the shadow of a mountain 6
nothing will ever be the same 10
of cemetary dreams (and nightmare scapes) 12
next to a bed... 18
but... 15
at a funeral 12
seventeen (acrostic) 11
the fortunate one(s) 7
what did i do... 24
ashes to dust 45
dancing in the moonlight 14
disempowering the pain 14
the butterfly 10
what i write 14
sorry (i killed the after glow) 11
the humidity rises (an erotic tale) 9
pieces of light 8
the sad pumpkin &... 9
my face 12
for a long time... 14
(an explination of) distractions 6
tell me... 6
the charelston cookie tin 9
silent self destruction 8
exposed 13
the means of the day (a true valentines poem) 2
a poem about nothing... 8
blood bleeds black 7
dissecting myself 3
i will be just fine 3
the stacking of bricks 3
the complexities of depression... 4
spirits & ghosts 3
**random chaos** 2
bloodlust 3
...somethings missing... 2
15 years... 3
beauty sleeps entombed (parts 1 & 2) 3
**untitled** 2
the overstuffed closet 3
the candy dish 2
anxiety speaks 2
**untitled** 2
myself and the light 6
the fog 2
fire and tears 3
cerebral meltdown 3
sometimes i wish... 1
drawing strength from a starr... 2
**untitled** 1
the flower garden 3
nature... 1
reaching out 2
the dark and the light... 1
the insistent demon 2
sorry... 3
forgive me lover... (parts 1 & 2) 2
im so sorry... 3
**no title... just random thoughts** 1
to eternity... 2
winter wind whips... 1
tired 2
lucid dream 1
the rains came... 2
the mourning light 1
another jagged pill 1
i just cant... 1
burning within 4
inside of me 1
projected pain 1
the night... the dakness & the truth? 1
panic 2
the mourning fog 1
when the fires burn 1
through the night 1
shadow casts 0
a mournful rain 1
i cant protect me 2
my comfort place 0
an echo shifts 1
the monster 2
welcome to my life 0
the past is alive... 1
... 1
standing on the edge 2
my smile... 1
anxiety 2
my reality 0
another view... 0
untitled... 0
jagged pill 2
in the dark 1
what to do 1
how can i... 1
life... 3
a crust of pain 1
keeping me weak... 2
my dark world 3
another night of wondering 2
in the attic 4
i hold most dear 2
the me inside of me 2
another day 1
dreamed in a dream 2
a year in the life (dealing with death) 1
i look... 1
where my secrets are kept 1
a mouthful of words 2
i will not fear (when my eyes are blind) 2
i am aware (i'm already dead) 7
standing in the silence of my own shadow... 3
a blinding dark 1
growing pain 3
the longest of nights 5
... 7