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I have a pain so profound that I cannot name it.
I try to ignore it, but I’m forced to claim it.
It’s a gut wrenching sorrow that only grows
An affliction that absolute misery knows
There’s dejection in every breath that I take
And torment controls every move that I make
Love has abandoned me and pulverized my heart
Faith has done nothing but tear me apart.
My spirit is faded and my soul has turned bleak
I am forsaken by God and all that I seek
Despair has taken over my wretched being,
And blessings are something I’m not believing
My essence is distressed by everything that is
I’m demagnetized by all that the universe gives
It’s an existence of oppression on every plane
Like being institutionalized when you’re not insane
It’s a anguish so powerful my whole body will cry
A ruthless torture that begs my very being to die.

Inspired by Rokeyai Hassen's (It Feels) Like: This Too Shall Pass (Now on PoetrySoup)

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  1. Date: 3/23/2011 12:06:00 PM
    So astonishingly piercing such as a sharp painful cry from the innermost depths of a wrenching soul. So evocative and descriptive a poem on pain undeserved, univited, and unharnessed. So blessed to be able to read your oem today. Hugs, Susan

  1. Date: 10/18/2010 3:21:00 PM
    Like being institutionalized when you’re not insane i absolutely love that line! this was a brilliant piece, complete artwork. this is going into my fave collection so i may cherish it always. again wonderful piece, thank you for sharing it. --Madison

  1. Date: 5/30/2010 7:39:00 PM
    Oh! I know that feeling!

  1. Date: 5/20/2010 2:17:00 PM
    I profound write Kimme. Thank you for the inspiration and courage to use my words. Thank you for sharing the essence of YOU with me Always. You have awaken in me the sleeping illusions "everything & nothing". I keep re -reading your writes it the best thing in my life since slice bread :o)

  1. Date: 5/18/2010 4:39:00 PM
    Sad to be so unhappy...BIG hug...excellent telling! Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/16/2010 6:31:00 AM
    wow. I must agree with all these well deserved comments here - outstanding write. those of us who have lived it, and still do on and off can certainly relate and realize how incredibly well you have expressed the emotion. thank goodness, it is not a constant. thank you so kindly for your thoughtful comment on my poem. sincerely appreciated. stay happy : )) love, shar xo

  1. Date: 5/15/2010 9:29:00 PM
    A beautiful writes my friend. You have painted Pain so brilliantly that it appears to reflect in every word which you have weaved here. Great write. I pray that it is not a self experience. And many thanks for your beautiful precious comments on my poem Sounds of Summer. Love and best wishes....Ravindra.....Kimberly Hilliker

  1. Date: 5/12/2010 5:53:00 PM
    a very powerful, deep write, you did a very fantastic job, love it,..p.d.

  1. Date: 5/7/2010 12:28:00 AM
    Well it is a very good poem, but I hope that is all it is. So believable! Thank you for recent comments on my poetry. almost missed you. Looking for one L in Hilliker. Keep up the nice work. Charles

  1. Date: 5/3/2010 7:16:00 AM
    Reminds me of working in nursing home for a short period of time. I felt like I was in a mental institution.

  1. Date: 5/2/2010 6:35:00 PM
    Outstandingly well presented, Kimberly! I am very impressed by this write of yours. Apart from how well it is ushered forth,..the subject matter reminds me of a sporitual phenomenom called the dark night of the soul which contrary to all feelings actually brings one closer to God. Text book. You are graced in many ways. _Robert

  1. Date: 5/2/2010 10:38:00 AM
    so well written! So intense! Been there. It passed.

  1. Date: 5/2/2010 10:12:00 AM
    Tough words, too much pain sadness, but I do hope that it is not you you're presenting here...So well written!...Hope you had a nice weekend too!..And thanks for your comments...Gert

  1. Date: 5/1/2010 10:22:00 PM
    This poem actually just made me feel a lot better about my pain. Great job!

  1. Date: 5/1/2010 9:41:00 PM
    Wow, intense emotion here. Damn good read.

  1. Date: 5/1/2010 9:38:00 PM
    wow, lots of pain there!! I hope it's not a self portrayal of pain. Good writing! LUv, andrea

  1. Date: 5/1/2010 7:08:00 PM
    Powerful, brooding words to express your depression....unless of course a fictitional stance, which would be so much better for you. Well written, and enjoyed reading even though it has so much yearning sadness. Chris.

  1. Date: 5/1/2010 6:11:00 PM
    My dearest friend... So powerful. Thank you for your never failing never ending flow of kindness and surport. I simply adore you and your gift is priceless and very much treasured...

  1. Date: 5/1/2010 6:02:00 PM
    A very powerful poem

  1. Date: 5/1/2010 5:58:00 PM
    You've expressed your feelings so well, Kimberly..I only pray that this is not all true..'cause if it is then you r suffering immensely and I am so sorry..pls keep writing and getting these thoughts out..Thanks for reading and leaving comments on my poem...Peace to you, Audrey