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The Suffering

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Below is the poem entitled The Suffering which was written by poet Ken Carroll. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The Suffering

My heart
is still mine
I know this
because it hurts so much...

The past speaks to me
take it from me
It tugs at my spine
I want to just run...

I have always been good
at walking away from love
through rejection
I have learned to reject...

I wear my armor
like a warrior
I should suffer
my hurt so silently...

When love stabs you
is it wrong
to feel pain?

How can she love me
if she doesn't know
what hurts me?

Maybe this is love
being vulnerable
allowing someone in

So far in
they can hurt you
but also give you everything...

Maybe love
is like a knife
we cling to it

grasp it
until the blood flows

Is this love?
being crazy about someone
no matter how much they hurt you?

I am still here
choosing to love
not be a victim
but a victor

I choose to love
let the flames begin...

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  1. Date: 9/2/2013 5:27:00 AM
    PAIN THE BURNING EMBERS OF LOVE BEAUTIFUL PIECE KEN MY MY FRIEND

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 9/2/2013 5:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Liam, Thank you my friend for te beautiful comment. Ken
  1. Date: 8/9/2013 9:56:00 PM
    yes for love and the flames. it's not always a good thing to wear that Armor. .. love the write. ..I'll be back tomorrow. ..linda

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 8/9/2013 10:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you mi Linda for visiting...Yes, catch you later for sure... Yours, Ken :-)