Arun Maji

I Would Rather Suffer Painfully - Poem by Arun Maji

I would rather suffer painfully yet be a thinking man.
But I would never be a comfortable happy man
whose brain is dead.

To me, there is no difference between human and beast;
except, human has ability to think infinite.
If I stop thinking, I immediately regress to a beast.

And believe me, I would never be a beast.

© Arun Maji
Painting: Stan Miller

Topic(s) of this poem: human, pain, awakening, risen, suffering, thinking

Form: Free Verse

Comments about I Would Rather Suffer Painfully by Arun Maji

  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (6/13/2018 2:57:00 PM)

    A powerful write.
    It emphasizes the primary attribute of a human being.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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