• JonTalbain
  • Didn't I tell you, what I believe... Did somebody say that....that love like that won't last? Didn't I give you all that I got to, give baby?


Suffering... I'm suffering...

When will this nightmare end, a landscape that is littered with the bones of the past

Will it be enough, that you’ve stolen from me and now you want to shatter my dreams

A thousand times you’ve raped me, denied me

Tried to crush me underfoot, and label me to be weak

Scarred me like a horrid surgery that went awry

And left me on the tree, to die, to rot and for all to see

Broken hearted, you’ve crucified me, impaled me and yet you’ve tried to pillage

The very soul that is pledge to bleed for you and die for you

When will it be enough?


If my nights were so peaceful, I dread to wake

If I could die now, I would

Just to escape you, because you sicken me and I hate you like a filthy whore

You’ve cheated me, caused me pain more than I ever knew it to be

Now you tell me to go quietly into that good night having stole my innocence a thousand times

Is that enough for you?

You’ve torn my heart, torched my spirit and tried to break into my mind

And yet, amidst my suffering, you can’t seem to take my will

So you try to take my body again and again

Push me to the limit, trying to motivate me, when you’ve taken my very breath

And left me to drown in the air I breathe as a fish out of water

When will you stop this madness?

Will you keep denying me what is mine?

You’ve scourged me, beaten me and all but put the crown of thorns on my head

And the nails in my hands and feet after I’ve staggered to my own Calvary

You dare not pierce my side nor break my legs, because I’ll remain defiant

So a thousand times, you’ve disemboweled my hopes

Beheaded my desires

Made impotent my conscious drive


When is it enough?

Can it be enough?

Why isn’t it enough for you?

And yet the demand to fight keeps going on

How can I keep going on in the moment?

Spare me the grave and send me to hell, for it is better than this, what you’ve done to me

You’ve stripped me of my dignity

Dazzled me of my free will

Raped me and took my courage

But you’ve given me to will to endure

And so I will amidst the suffering

Because I can die, and I will

But not before I return all that you’ve done a thousand times

But not before I can say you’ve suffered enough


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Rhymer commented on Suffering


So full of vivid images one feels the pain raging within. Excellent piece.

cheronld commented on Suffering


This packed quite a punch.....but when is enough....enough.....its a point that only as individuals we can know....but no matter how much you may have suffered....letting go sometimes hurts even one wants to fail in love.....nice emotional tale....Cher

WordSlinger commented on Suffering


This is explosive, the ending is great, welcome back to OP. ty WS

blvdobd2009 commented on Suffering


OMG, as i weep for my hurting soul, I cry out for yours as wells, how youve done what only you can, and that is, as you liberate your own spirit through these words, you understand mine. Live this pain, as I will mine... But how long Jon



How long indeed.

Poetry is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

JonTalbain’s Poems (75)

Title Comments
Title Comments
Carnality 0
For a Love I won't forget 1
Happily Ever After (Part 2) 1
Confessions of the soul 2
Perdition 3
Somebody Already Broke My Heart 3
The story untold 1
Drive Me Insane 2
So Tired 0
A Child's Hell 2
They Say... 0
You 0
Goodbye 1
Self Destruction 1
Asylum 0
The Coming Rainstorm (Pt.2) 1
Waking up inside 0
Tell me Which is You? 1
A Glimpse 1
Slash 2
Breezes 1
Silenced 2
The Emotional Runaway Train 1
Before you make the step… 3
Into the Wastelands 1
And So it Seems that... 3
Holding on tight 1
The Silence 1
The Warriors Ethos 1
The Coming Rainstorm 1
Whatever it may be 2
Suffering 4
Memories 3
Inevitable 2
My Truth 1
Whispers... 2
You know what to say 2
The Man that Was... 0
Who I am 5
This is how it works.... 1
Come 1
Shaken 1
When Love Truly Awakens 2
Transcending Love 3
Maybe its just... 1
A thought 0
the pain 1
really? 0
A lost soul 0
Remember me 1
Drowning 1
The darkness 0
??? 0
Calling for help 0
Empty 0
naptime 0
Slivers of shades 1
Only you are the life among the dead 0
A prayer 0
Moonlight 0
Armageddon 0
A Kiss 0
Drawn in 0
whispers 0
Am I wrong? 1
From the pen of a soldier... 1
For Once Upon a Time... 1
The Flame... 0
When all your wishes... 0
Dancing again... 1
unsure 1
You see today... 1
Whispering Voices 0
Addicted 1