Brian Johnston

Gold Star - 14,761 Points (Jan.20,1943 / Oklahoma)

Ph: Life: The Absence Of Pain - Poem by Brian Johnston

The absence of pain,
Is that what you wish for?
Perhaps you should think more
On plan to abstain?

Pain found to be real culprit
Or just how you interpret
A touch that is too hard
Emotion that’s been jarred
A wound still brightly scarred?
Does safety shout out value
Or help life to continue?

Perhaps at least you might confess
The minuscule small difference
The quite grey human inference
Between real pain and true caress

A passing touch that’s missing fizz,
A bruising grip that could be brash
Your feelings hot or cooling ashe
There’s no real answer to this quiz.

I suggest a new romance,
Just give pain a fighting chance.
Pain can come with sight and hearing,
And they both are problem clearing,
Even smell can be endearing,
Though it can be painful too,
Plays its part in serving you.

Is that what you wish for,
To banish your pain,
You want to abstain?
Perhaps you should think more!
For pain is part of all that’s real,
A gift from God that lets you feel!

Topic(s) of this poem: life


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Brian Johnston
March 28,2015

Comments about Ph: Life: The Absence Of Pain by Brian Johnston

  • (3/28/2015 8:02:00 PM)


    brian, wonderful explanation on the toughest topic of pitiful life..well done (Report) Reply

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  • Lyn Paul (3/28/2015 7:52:00 PM)


    Wonderful words and certainly a topic for us all. Thank You (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 28, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 28, 2015


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