ivor or ivor.e hogg

Rookie (7/4/1934 / Hebburn.Co Durham U.K)

Escape Mechanism - Poem by ivor or ivor.e hogg

I was in pain, in agony
and saw no way to gain relief.
Then all at once I seemed to be
beside myself quite literally.

Some how I had escaped my pain
just left my agony behind
so I was comfortable again.
I thought at first I was insane.

And yet I knew I was still me
but by some magic of my mind.
I had escaped I’d struggled free.
Although it felt quite strange to see.

My body sitting in my chair.
To see myself from the outside.
As though I was both here and there.
I found it rather hard to bear.

I wondered then if I had died
and that was how I came to be
Observing myself from outside
I understood I must decide

I had a choice to be pain free
and leave the life I knew behind.
I chose somewhat reluctantly
and I returned immediately.

Back to the inside looking out
I don’t pretend to understand
what happened but I have no doubt.
Although I rarely talk about.

The day I found that I could be
in two places at one time.
Experience simultaneously
to be pain wracked and be pain free.

I sometimes voluntarliy
decide to take a holiday
from aches and pains which distress me.
Be pain free temporarily.

All men must die and so will I,
I do not let it worry me.
But until then I can but try
to bear my suffering patiently.

When it gets to much to bear
I close my eyes and I escape
to somewhere else I‘m not sure where
nor do I think I really care.


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Comments about Escape Mechanism by ivor or ivor.e hogg

  • Fay SlimmFay Slimm (10/10/2008 12:18:00 PM)

    So good you can write of your expereience Ivor - the author Deepack Chopra has much to say on this subject. You versed it all so well. Thank you. (Report)Reply

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  • Sathyanarayana M V SSathyanarayana M V S (10/8/2008 10:01:00 AM)

    Dear Ivor,
    Please read AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGI by Swami Yogananda. You can find more such experiences and their explanations to them. But I am happy personally I am reading poems of a great human being at the verge of knowing HIM. My humble prostrations.

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  • Thad Wilk (10/3/2008 1:06:00 AM)

    Wonderful read Ivor! Everyone needs an - escape mechanism - from pain! *10*!
    Best regards!
    Friend Thad

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  • David ThreadgoldDavid Threadgold (10/2/2008 6:16:00 AM)

    Hi Ivor. to escape pain even for a moment is a blessing. well written Regards dave T (Report)Reply

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  • David Taylor (10/2/2008 6:10:00 AM)

    I enjoyed this poem very much Ivor. David

    Now there's a choice to live inside
    with all the pain that we hide,
    or be free from mortal ties
    that we do not give up so easily in life.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 2, 2008

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