pain is not gentle, soft or kind
it does not caress or tender
pain is rough, rude, and callous
it is sharp and cruel and mocking
gentle is the wind of voice
gentle is the soft hand stern to guide
love takes you to good places
pain leads you to no good places

Life Giving Flow

Water, the ever crashing sea to shore
The source in the mountains flow
A trickle, a stream down paths
Water erodes and water grows
It etches rocks, smoothes pebbles
Water, life giving, life taking
The soul of the planet, water
People’s tears in drought heart breaking
Water pours from stormy skies
And bring about the healing rains
But also deep deep floods of sorrow
How water, swirling, is our pains
Drink deep the well of love
The joy that life giving spring
And how we hold our memories
Wash us over in happy things
The river, time, in weaving lines
Flows ever forward to the seas
And in my life water constant
Relief, growth, pain, joy, it washes over me

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Let Go Together

Tight the heart beat in my chest
I cry out pain in my breath
Are you far, desperate this king
To cry seeking his beloved queen
Queen of hearts don’t take my head
Keep me near beside your bed
Serve you well this Knight of spades
A dark king who shys the light of day
The coughing caught in my throat
Like the lies others have spoke
Don’t dwell on those who hurt
Or the pain that wells inside you
I tell myself this daily, just breathe
And if I the king of misery can let go
Oh shadow queen let us together be free

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The Pain

Do you hurt inside
Wish to waste away and die
Are those tears I see you cry
Babe please don’t lie

You cry for all the pain
The years washed away in the rain
Love seems lost not this again
Yet here you are going insane

He consoles you with words
And you feel like you’re heard
But truth is it still hurts
That feeling that leaves you unsure

How can this be feeling this broken
The guilt rides in can’t be forgiven
All the while try to forget, let life in
But the memories they haunt, can’t win

How we try to run from the web we weave
As for me, It’s her love I grieve
And I can’t pour my soul to empty sea
So I ought take my leave

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I can’t bare this broken feeling
A lost and lonely island
Without a bird which to sing
A empty coast with no ocean clash
The waves tumultuous in baren sea
How the ache inside for her lies
That vain, void, visions leave me
Desperate to cling to her dress
Oh how I despise these tears
Cried for what purpose a river
When not once she knew the years
I dreamt of sweet lady blossom
The raidiant flower flowing in fire
Gaze upon her cherry pink lips
Hear that soft melodic song my desire
To keep her close it’s true
Yet if she exists and I her vast agony
What lonely island lost drifting
A boat upon empty broken seas
Is Koraki the raven of broken wing

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Confused Emotions (Nov 15 2012)

By Damien Knight

I feel deflated, all these feelings locked away
Sealed up inside, caged and isolated
I was ready, able to express what I had to say
I confronted my truths my emotions
I let it all out, and the days now pass
I feel deflated, perhaps I’ve made a mistake
I want to feel secure, forget the past
Should I give up I’m not that type
I’m not the kind who walks away
To break my word like love’s a lie
I said I’m going to be there for her
To just turn my back, takes a lot to break me
I have to try, the voices echo in my head
I should have listened when they say “leave”
It’s all I hear inside, it should be the past
Memories of bitterness and joy are strong
I must focus on her, my love, my light
It has been her, with me, all along
Everyday she’s with me, I value her
Her time means everything, her with me
I felt so ignored, everyday she’s there
When I call she answers, she has my loyalty
I love my lady with my heart and soul
Put my heart into making her smile
Her happiness it is my true goal
After all her smile is the thing I miss most

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By Damien Knight

All day I have waited for you.
My fever burns, my chest tight
I just need comfort it’s true
And your words became my light.
You say you are not as clear as I.
Your love is plain to me.
I’m choked, feel as I could die
I complain when I feel sickly.
One day I won’t have to suffer alone
A hand strokes my hair with kindness.
Yes I’ll hold you for my own
And we will be together in bliss.

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By Damien Knight

Are you lonely as I?
Does the air fill with sighs?
Do you wish for me?
Stare at clouds dreamily
Wondering if I am too?
I gaze up and think of you
Bold in your declarations.
I wish I had her admiration.
If she spoke to me
Held her heart out lovingly
The way you hold to dreams.
I wouldn’t fall at the seams.
I will be forced to choose
Between Mars and you.
Mars she has another she holds
And won’t leave as I been told.
Yet I feel so bound to her,
I swore once forever.
I said I was made for you
I feel this is also true.
I feel so real in our passion
That with your love I start again.

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Life With Chronic Pain

By Damien Knight

For the past 11 years I been struggling with a list of unusual symptoms. It started soon after my son was born, back pain, numb legs, leg cramping, hip and joints burning. As the years went it has gotten worse. It’s hard on me because as a geology major who wants to work in the field having to walk with a cane bites.

My legs go numb, my skin burns. I always hated being touched. It hurts to be touched. What hurts worse is wanting to hug my kids and the pain is so bad I can’t. I don’t know what’s wrong with my body. We have done test after test. There is no reason my legs are falling asleep and then burning like fire. They found nothing wrong with my back and hips. I started taking Aleve daily which helps dull the pain but not erase it.

Today I stand. Today I walk. Today I hurt. I will push for tomorrow. We will figure this out. In the meantime I remain strong and hopeful.