Peter Madden

Rookie (23/3/72 / Manchester)

A Pain Like Fire - Poem by Peter Madden

a pain like a fire in my blood...
itching and burning me within..
consuming all rational thought...
till i weaken to the sin...

to everyone else im on a high...
lies spilling through my lips..
like the blood running down my thigh...
a testiment upon my hips...

patterns of my pain...
my skin a reddend mesh...
symbols of my souls torment...
carved in blood and flesh...

i carry on as normal...
hiding all my pain...
silently screaming through my smile..
slowly going insane...

i hide my wounds and my scars..
there mine and mine alone...
tokens of whats wrong inside...
deep within the bone...


Poet's Notes about The Poem

this is dedicated to my wifes struggles with bipolar and anxiety disorder and self harm...this is how i percieve her pain

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 14, 2012



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