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Afflictive Poems

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Just When You Thought
And just when you thought 
 you are already susceptible to pain, 
  there will come another heartbreak-- 
   more afflictive than all the hurt 
    that you've ever experienced.

And just when you thought...Read More
Categories: afflictive, abuse, conflict, depression, recovery from, solitude, sorrow,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Tomorrow never comes
Tomorrow never comes

Lost in the memories of yesterday
Glories of triumphs bygone
Reveries intermittently broken
As pains from the boo-boos of yore
Break through to the fore
From their sepulchres 
Deep, at the back of my mind
Where I'd had them entombed.

Yo-yoing between emotions;
Pleasant and afflictive
In...Read More
Categories: afflictive, hope, imagination,
Form: Free verse
A goal
Just to be
Yes, comfortable!
It is really a reward
That comes with time.
Not just the passage of time
But time shared, spent with love
And respect for each other, so that
We reach a stage where no words are
Needed.  Not discarded, just not...Read More
Categories: afflictive, character, love,
Form: Blank verse
© Ben Burton 11-24-2014

I wish I weren't alone
I wish I could atone
If only I had known
How time is so soon gone

Watching my four-legged friend get run down by a car
Drinking at a never-ending string of nameless bars
Drifting aimlessly while seeing...Read More
Categories: afflictive, bereavement, loneliness, sad,
Form: Rhyme
Generally, no kiss does attract opposite
But, necessary of course
For a definite purpose
Like in intercourse 
Kiss is important incidence.

Kissing stimulates
With the same gender it complicates
But, more importantly with opposites.
Nevertheless, for opposites  the more
Kissing is very afflictive!
Don’t joke….
Kissing is an ingredient...Read More
Categories: afflictive, life,
Form: Free verse