Kinds of Pains

Published December 30, 2012 by sidmary

There are kinds of pains you can feel:

It can be sharp:

So that it stabs you and pierces you.

Then relieves you and makes you bleed.

Then recurs, and leaves slow-mending

Scars on your heart.


It can be suffocating:

So that when it envelops you,

The world feels too small to breathe in;

So that you feel that the only escape

Is into the realms of another world

Where you may finally breathe.


It can be tearing:

So that your heart rips apart,

Yet no one appears to know.

And you yourself have to cradle it,

And stitch it together with inexperienced hands.

(So that it pains more.)


You may know other kinds of pains too,

But this pain that I feel:

It’s deep.

It is all around you, and goes into you.

It swallows all that is,

So that you sink slowly. eternally,

To the bottom.

It does not pierce your heart,

Nor tears it through,

Nor suffocates you:

No, it just swallows your soul

And you die.

slowly sinking

— Sidra Maryam


8 comments on “Kinds of Pains

  • Moniba,
    Thanks for revisiting my site. Reading what you wrote about pain…, I feel that it abounds in our everyday world for everyone in greater or lesser degrees for all. It is our challenge to learn how to deal with it, either with or without help. Pain knows no ruler nor a stranger.

    • ummm…actually I am not moniba. she is the one I found you blog’s link on šŸ™‚
      And yes you are right…pain is a part of life, and one of the things to be grateful for because it makes us human in making us feel..

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