Mac Wilkey

Rookie (October 9,1948 / Dayton, Tennessee)

Pain Has A Face - Poem by Mac Wilkey

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Yes, pain has a face
It's not that obscure
It's gleeful, good-looking and bright
It shines thru the storm
Of inner-most dread
And stares at me into the night

And pain has a voice
I hear it at times
When otherwise happy I'd be
It lasso's my heart
And ties it in knots
And tells all the rest I'm just me

But pain has no hands
To grip and to hold
Or legs to keep pace with my own
So I can pretend
By distance and years
That rascal has left me alone


Comments about Pain Has A Face by Mac Wilkey

  • Rookie Preeti - is here! (5/18/2006 12:35:00 PM)

    Great poem on this perpetual trouble called 'pain'...loved its for its crispness and simplicity!

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  • Rookie Francesca Johnson (5/9/2006 7:27:00 AM)

    I agree with Siona, this one is simple and to the point. It doesn't need anything else.

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  • Rookie Siona Doyle-McLaughlin (5/8/2006 8:16:00 PM)

    I like your poem, 'Pain Has A Face, ' very much. The subject is raw to so many people who encounter, and live with, pain. Your poem has nice rhythm, flow, emotion, and yet simplicity. Some poems are dressed up with too many adjectives and descriptions that they lose their integrity. Your poem has integrity. Thank you for allowing other members to see it! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 8, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 22, 2010


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