Alison Smith

Rookie (22nd February 1957 / Orange, New South Wales, Australia)

For Pain Or Desire - Poem by Alison Smith

Gone the primitive desire to create
Now the desire is to enjoy
To wrap ourselves in moments of bliss
But are we ready for the pain

Opening ourselves to moments
Searching forever for completeness
Facing the onslaught
When all falls apart

We expose our hearts
Everytime we search
Then face the pain
That comes from our desire

Maybe pain is desire
Maybe we seek it
Not peace but war
Turmoil is that our destiny?

Comments about For Pain Or Desire by Alison Smith

  • (3/16/2007 2:01:00 PM)

    BRAVO! ! ! From one Poet to another, VERY GOOD READ! What you say is true! This piece says it all! you have found the truth in the fine line that we seem to walk each day of our lives!

    Keep it up!

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  • (3/12/2007 8:27:00 PM)

    Very well written! ! ! I have to agree, there is a very fine line between pain and desire, and sometimes they can be both. Its all confusing! ! Keep up the great work,

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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (3/12/2007 7:07:00 PM)

    So long as we be the human goes along with it the veins of greed, fear, covet, and yen for superiority....Or so it seems...Well written piece, lass!

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  • (3/12/2007 6:48:00 PM)

    Thought provoking to say the least! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 12, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 1, 2011

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