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PAIN

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PAIN

WE WERE BORN AS KINGS AND QUEENS
BUT WE WERE DENIED OF THE THRONES AND RAISED UP LIKE SLAVES WHO DUG COALS 
IN THE COLD MOSCOW WITH A SELFLESS SOUL
WE WERE TOLD THE “P” IN THE PAIN STOOD FOR THEIR “POISONOUS” PAIN THAT PAIN 
ITS SELF DID NOT KNOW ITS ORIGIN
OUR HEARTS BEATS RAPIDLY BUT FAINTLY AND BECAUSE OUR SOUL WERE HOMELESS, 
FEARS ADOPTED OUR POOR SOULS
FEARS PROMISED TO MAKE US KNOW THE MEANING TO THE OTHER ALPHABETS THAT 
STOOD FOR “PAIN”
FEARS TOLD US THAT THE “A” IN THE PAIN STOOD FOR THE “AWE” THAT WILL MAKE YOU 
WONDER BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT PROMISED ANY LAND LIKE ALICE
WE WERE FRIGHTENED WHILES WE WERE FASTING IN OUR FAITH LIKE A ROMAN SISTER 
WHO LOST HER VIRGINITY TO THE ROMAN FATHER BEFORE MASS 
FEARS TOLD US THAT THE “I” IN THE PAIN STOOD FOR THE “INSTINCT” THAT WE 
CONSTANTLY IGNORE BECAUSE WE HAVE BELIEVED THAT THE OPINIONS OF THE 
OPPRESSORS AS THE GOSPEL TRUTH WE HAVE TO STIMULATE BEFORE WE CAN RELATE
THE TEARS FALLING FROM OUR EYES DID NOT STOP FEARS FROM TELLING US THE 
MEANING OF THE “N” IN THE PAIN, WE WERE TOLD WE WERE “NAIVE” BECAUSE THERE 
WAS A WAY OUT IN EVERY WAY FOUND BUT WE THOUGHT OTHERWISE
I BELIEVE ARE ALL KINGS AND QUEENS IN OUR OWN RIGHT SO WE SHOULD BE WISE 
WHEN DEALING WITH “PAIN” BECAUSE IT WILL EITHER MAKE YOU OR BREAK YOU.


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  1. Date: 10/14/2012 10:17:00 AM
    WOW A POWERFUL MESSAGE IN THESE LINES KINGSLEY,GREAT WRITE KING-sley

  1. Date: 10/14/2012 9:36:00 AM
    This poem makes my fingertips tingle.Explicit and figurative.Simple language used.Thumbs up!!